After a long spiritual journey, wouldn’t you like to be rewarded with your very own Javier Bardem? That’s what Julia Roberts is getting as Bardem has just signed on to play Felipe, the man author Elizabeth Gilbert (Roberts) meets and falls in love with on the final leg of a journey of self-discovery that began with the end of her marriage, all of which she chronicled in her book “Eat, Pray, Love” which is on the nightstand of every living woman on the planet. I tried reading it once but I opened it to the first page and was hit with the error message: “Must have vagina installed to continue reading book.”
The great Richard Jenkins will also be in the flick but you don’t get him at the end of your spiritual journey because he looks like Richard Jenkins and Javier Bardem looks like Javier Bardem. Instead, according to Variety, Jenkins plays a Texan whom Gilbert befriends at an Indian ashram. While I’m always happy to see Jenkins land a major role (and make no mistake: this is the biggest chick flick since “Sex and the City”), this thing could be a major disaster with Ryan Murphy at the helm since the guy loves to pummel audiences both with his show “Nip/Tuck” and his unwatchable adaptation of “Running with Scissors”.