in “Money Monster
” is headed to the small screen and Julia Roberts
is leading the way. The Oscar winner will star in a TV adaptation of the fictional podcast of the same name. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the psychological and political thriller landed at Amazon with a two-season pickup in a “competitive situation.”
The show will follow a “caseworker at a secret government facility (played by Roberts) and a soldier eager to rejoin civilian life.” No word on who will play the soldier.
The project hails from “Mr. Robot
” creator Sam Esmail
, who is among the show’s executive producers and will also direct. Writing duties will be taken on by the podcast’s creators, Eli Horowitz
and Micah Bloomberg
Amazon has secured the international rights to “Homecoming
.” The series will debut “all at once on Amazon Prime Video
around the world,” according to THR.
Roberts won an Oscar in 2001 for “Erin Brockovich
.” She’s also received nods for “August: Osage County
,” “Pretty Woman
,” and “Steel Magnolias
.” Her recent credits include “Money Monster
,” “Secret in Their Eyes
,” and “The Normal Heart
While Roberts has never starred in a TV series before, “Homecoming
” isn’t her only small screen project in the works. She’s signed on to topline and produce an upcoming HBO limited series based on Maria Semple
’s bestselling novel “Today Will Be Different
,” a story about a woman who decides to reinvent her life.Julia Roberts
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