Julia Roberts is heading to the small screen
The 46-year-old actresses is joining a cast of a-list celebrities for a TV series based on Maria Semple’s newest novel, Today Will Be Different.
According to the Hollywood Reporter The series will feature the L”Orerry Woman actress as Eleanor Flood, a woman with high hopes of having the best day ever until her plans are disrupted by an unexpected future.
Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures, which produced Spike Jonze’s Her and the animated hit Sausage Party, is behind the show, which does not currently have a network attached. Roberts will also produce through her Red Om Films company, and former HBO exec Sue Naegle will help with development.
“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.
Roberts is no stranger to the small screen. She previously earned an Emmy nomination for her role in HBO’s The Normal Heart. This project will mark her first-ever series regular role.
No network is officially attached to the show.