Julia Roberts is set to star in a TV series for the first time in her career. The 49 year old actress will also executive produce the limited series based on Maria Semple’s New York Times best-selling novel “Today Will Be Different.”
Roberts is joining the trend of big name movie stars moving to the small screen. Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, Robert De Niro, Jonah Hill and Emma Stone have all recently made the jump. With the budgets and production values of television shows rising, it’s not surprising to see either. Semple’s novel was just released this fall, and the author will write the screenplay for the adaptation as well.
Today Will Be Different is about a day in the life of the main character, Eleanor Floor, who decides when she wakes up that morning that today is the day she will takes care of all the little things she’s been ignoring. Unfortunately for her life gets in the way and tries to prevent her from doing what she wants to do. Roberts of course will star as Eleanor Flood, a selection that Semple agrees with.
“I’m giddy that Eleanor Flood will be brought to life by Julia Roberts” Semple said in a statement. She went on to say that “This will be a fun ride!” as well.
As of yet no network is set to air the series, and there is no word on when filming will begin. But with Roberts name attached to it, it won’t take long to find a buyer.
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