Julia Roberts News: Inside The Award-Winning Actress' First Small Screen Project 'Today Will Be Different' [VIDEO]
After three decades in show business, Julia Roberts will finally tar in one of the most anticipated television series, Today Will Be Different. The series is an adaptation from the novel by Maria Semple.
The new TV series is about Eleanor Flood, a mother and wife who is determined to spend the best day of her life, only to be ruined by her own delinquent husband and their pretend-sick son. The whole story plot takes place in one day according to the book, so readers are anticipating on how they will be able to stretch it into one season of the series.
It can be noted that Roberts' first TV appearance was in the 1987 American TV series Crime Story where she played the role of Tracy. She also made appearances as Polly Wheeler in Miami Vice (1988), as Susie Moss in Friends (1996), as herself in Murphy Brown (1998), and as Katrina Ludlow in Law & Order (1999). Presently, this TV series will be her first lead role in the small screen.
According to Variety, Annapurna Pictures led by Megan Ellison will produce Today Will Be Different as their first small screen project. The Academy Award-winning actress will not only play Eleanor Flood but she will also co-produce it under Red Om Films, along with author Maria Semple and former HBO executive Sue Naegle.
Semple, who made it to The Hollywood Reporter's list of "Most Powerful Authors in Hollywood", will write the TV adaptation of her own book. This is not the first time that Semple will be writing for television. She had previously wrote and co-produce NBC's Suddenly Susan (1998), Mad About You (1996), Three Sisters (2001), and Arrested Development (2005).
While Annapurna Pictures will be producing it, it will not be the first time that the two will be working together. Before Robert's project, they are already collaborating on the film adaptation of another one of Semple's books, Where'd You Go Bernadette, where Kate Blanchett will star in the big screen.
Presently, no network has been tagged yet where Julia Roberts first small screen project Today Will Be Different will be shown.