It what appears to be a major coup for whatever network snatches this up, A-list actress Julia Roberts is coming to a TV screen near you. The August Osage County actress has signed on to star in an adaptation of Maria Semple’s, Today Will Be Different. Per The Hollywood Reporter:
Julia Roberts is heading to the small screen.
The actress will star in a limited series based on Maria Semple’s latest book, Today Will Be Different, which hit shelves in October via Little, Brown and Company. Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures has scooped up the film rights to the book and will produce the project.
Semple, who has worked as a writer and producer on TV series including Suddenly Susan and Arrested Development, will write the adaptation. The story shows a day in the life of Eleanor Flood, who had ambitions to wake up and have the best day of her life, but is forced to abandon those plans when she finds a strange, new future unfolding. No network is currently attached to the hot project.
Semple, who was featured on The Hollywood Reporter’s Most Powerful Authors in Hollywood list, is already teaming with Annapurna on the feature film adaptation of her 2012 book Where’d You Go Bernadette. Richard Linklater is attached to direct and Cate Blanchett is attached to star in the film, which Color Force is also producing.
I think we can officially say that we have reached a point where we shouldn’t be surprised if Meryl Streep stars in a TV ser–**reads about Meryl Streep’s new TV show** She’s getting paid how much?!!