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.