Julia Roberts to Star in TV Adaptation of Today Will Be Different

Julia Roberts TV Series Today Will Be Different

The small screen just landed one of the biggest movie stars in the world.

Julia Roberts has signed on to star in a TV adaptation of Maria Semple’s book Today Will Be Different. (The Hollywood Reporter first had the news.) The Oscar winner will play Eleanor Ford, a woman who wakes up expecting to live the best day of her life, but has to temper those expectations when strange events intervene. Semple will write the adaptation herself; Roberts will also be a producer on the limited series.

We should note that no network has signed on yet to air Today Will Be Different, but a bidding war is sure to ensue. Roberts is just the latest big-screen star to take a swing at TV: Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon will headline HBO’s Big Little Lies in February; Amazon is developing a Mafia drama starring Robert De Niro and Julianne Moore; and Meryl Streep is set to star in a TV drama from J.J. Abrams.

Will you tune in to see Julia Roberts on TV? (And book readers: Is this a good role for her?) Hit the comments and share your thoughts.

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