Julia Roberts to Star In and Produce Adaptation of Harlan Coben’s ‘Fool Me Once’

Bestselling novel was published last week

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Julia Roberts is set to produce and star in a film adaptation of Harlan Coben’s novel “Fool Me Once.”

Published last week by Penguin’s Dutton imprint, the story centers on former special ops pilot Maya, who sees an unthinkable image captured by her nanny cam while she is at work: her 2-year-old daughter playing with her husband, Joe, who had been brutally murdered two weeks earlier.

The actress, who most recently starred in Billy Ray‘s “Secret in Their Eyes,” will produce through her Red Om banner, alongside partners Lisa Gillan and Marisa Yeres Gill.

Roberts and Coben are repped by CAA, which packaged the project. Roberts is also represented by Engelman & Company and Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum Matlof + Fishman, and Coben is also represented by Lisa Vance at Aaron Priest Agency.

Attorney Michael Gendler of Gendler & Kelly represented Coben.