As I was checking out which movies are about to be released I was suddenly reminded that we will be getting a new Julia Roberts movie on March 20th. What with her hectic schedule of mom/environmentally-conscious mom, audiences haven’t seen much of Julia since her turn in “Charlie Wilson’s War” over a year ago. I was never a huge fan of Julia’s but I have to admit that after the weak female-centric pictures of 2009, I am looking forward to seeing the pro in action in “Duplicity”.
Julia also has “Fireflies in the Garden” coming out in June. The independent feature also co-stars Ryan Reynolds, Willem Dafoe, Emily Watson, Carrie-Anne Moss and Hayden Panettiere and was directed by Dennis Lee. Apparently Lee made a good impression on Julia as she has now agreed to produce a feature adaptation of the director’s award-winning student film “Jesus Henry Christ”.
The film will follow Henry James Hermin, a boy conceived in a petri-dish and raised by a loving, left-wing feminist. In a quest to find his biological father, the boy begins to follow a trail of Post-It notes stuck around town. I think we’ve all been there.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Roberts is not planning to star in “Christ” for now, which is too bad because it sounds like this is the kind of role that would present her a challenge. Not that starring in one romantic comedy after another is not a challenge. I’m sure it is VERY challenging especially when you have green-toilets to design and kids to get to school.