Julia Roberts, Oscar winner and official member of Taylor Swift’s club of famous friends, is set to star in a TV series for the first time, Variety reported. Might this be the next project we see Roberts in, or will she make a cameo in the all-female Ocean’s 8 first? One can only hope.
Roberts will star in the limited series adaptation of this fall’s New York Times best seller Today Will Be Different from Maria Semple. Roberts will star as Eleanor Flood, a woman who sets out to make her day different by getting to all the little things she’s been putting off. That turns out to be easier said than done, of course. Flood’s plans suffer a setback thanks to her husband and her son who pretends to be sick. The series is set over the course of one day.
Semple is set to write the TV adaptation as well as produce along with Roberts, who will executive produce through her production company Red Om Films. The series will be produced by Annapurna Pictures (co-producers of this year’s Sausage Party and last year’s Joy). Megan Ellison, Annapurna founder and producer, will also produce. This isn’t Roberts’ first time producing (See: the Batkid movie she’s making.)
“I’m giddy that Eleanor Flood will be brought to life by Julia Roberts and am elated to collaborate with Megan Ellison, Sue Naegle, and the team at Annapurna on this endeavor. This will be a fun ride!” Semple said in a statement.
The series hasn’t been picked up by a network yet, but that surely won’t be a problem with Roberts at the helm.