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Julia Roberts to star in new TV series

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Julia Roberts is set to star in a new TV drama.

The 49-year-old Hollywood actress will be heading to the small screen to play the starring role in an upcoming series based on the New York Times best-selling book Today Will Be Different, written by Maria Semple.

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The adaptation comes as a quick turn around for the book, which was only published in September this year, and will see Maria adapt her novel into the screenplay for the series.

Today Will Be Different follows the story of a day in the life of Eleanor Flood, the main character who will be portrayed by Julia. The plot begins when Eleanor wakes up determined to have the best day of her life, but is forced to put her ambitions to one side when she finds a strange new future unfolding in front of her.

Annapurna Pictures has bought the rights to film the production, and will also produce it alongside Julia who will executive produce under her Red Om Film banner. Megan Ellison, Sue Naegle and Maria will also executive produce the series.

Speaking in a statement, Maria said: "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!"

For Maria, the TV series comes after she recently teamed up with Annapurna for a movie adaptation of her 2012 novel Where'd You Go Bernadette, which will star Cate Blanchett and has Richard Linklater attached to direct.

As of yet, there is no broadcaster attached to Today Will Be Different, and there is currently no scheduled air date.

Bang Showbiz

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