Julia Roberts is attached to star in Second Act, a workplace comedy set up at New Regency. According to THR, the plot centers on “a woman who has never worked and is forced to to take a job.” The project is still searching for a writer and director; Roberts will produce alongside Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, Trudie Styler, and Celine Rattray.
After a solid hit in 2010 with Eat Pray Love, Roberts is coming off the critical and commercial failure Larry Crowne, and heading into the very risky territory of the fairy tale farce Mirror, Mirror (the first trailer induces shudders). The logline for Second Act isn’t especially promising, but that famous smile can work wonders with a simple premise. In the coming weeks, we’ll see if this becomes Roberts’ next movie. Roberts is also attached to August: Osage County with Meryl Streep and another collaboration with Eat Pray Love director Ryan Murphy, among other projects.