Julia Roberts is set to star in the TV adaptation of Maria Semple’s novel “Today Will Be Different.”
Semple, who previously teamed with Annapurna for a film adaptation of her 2012 book “Where’d You Go Bernadette?” will write the adaptation. No network is currently attached to the project.
The limited series will show 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 plays when she finds a strange, new future unfolding.
Roberts, who will be starring in a TV series for the first time, will also serve as producer on the series through her Red Om Films production company, alongside executive producers Semple, as well as Annapurna’s Megan Ellison and Sue Naegle.
“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 endeavor. This will be a fun ride!” said Semple in a statement.
Annapurna launched its TV division back in September, led Naegle, a former HBO entertainment president. She was joined by executives Kit Giordano and Ali Krug of her own TV and film production company Naegle Ink.
“Today Will Be Different” is the first new project announced for the company’s TV arm, but it joins projects rolled over from Naegle Ink, which included a series in development for Epix, written by Angela Robinson and Alex Kondrake, about the intersecting lives of Hollywood icons and rivals Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich.