Julia Roberts signs on to star as the main character in a TV show based on Maria Semple’s novel.
Julia Roberts is not a stranger to TV. She last appeared on TV in the critically acclaimed AIDS and Gay rights based drama, Normal Heart co-starring alongside Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer and Taylor Kitsch.
The 49 year old actress is known worldwide for some of her most iconic roles in Pretty Woman, Erin Brockovich, Notting Hill and many more.
She also became one of the highest paid actresses in history. Her latest roles in movies included Money Monster alongside George Clooney and a brief role in Mother’s Day earlier this year.
Still we wish we could see more of this stunning and amazing actress. Wait no more because we just got the news that Roberts has signed on to star in a TV show. Based on Maria Semple’s recently released novel, "Today Will Be Different".
The novel “Today Will Be Different” is about a day in the life of Eleanor Flood. In the book, Flood’s character is admittedly a bit of a mess, as she decides that today is the day to tackle the little things that she has been neglecting.
However, life as always gets in the way of success as a fake-sick son, errant husband, and a former colleague with a bomb-dropping memoir derail her modest plan.
Taking place over the course of one day, the series is described as a “hilarious, heart-filled story” about reinvention, sisterhood, and how sometimes it takes facing our former selves to truly begin living.
Semple who has been tapped to write the screenplay for the TV show, said in a statement that she is “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.”