Julia Roberts will star in a US miniseries, based on a best-selling book Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple.
She will play Eleanor Flood who is described as admittedly a bit of a mess, as she decides that today is the day to tackle the little things that she has been neglecting. But life 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.
Roberts will also co-executive produce the series while Semple is writing the screenplay.
Semple will also pen the script for the TV adaptation of her own book.
“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 endeavour. This will be a fun ride!” Semple said in a statement.
No network is attached as yet, but with Roberts on board, interest will be high.