Julia Roberts to star in and produce Second Act

A Second Act, a second chance, for Julia Roberts to win back some of the audience that she may have lost through recent box office flop Larry Crowne.

Second Act is still in the very early stages of its life, with a writer and director not yet having been recruited, but it is said to feature Roberts, star of Pretty Woman and Notting Hill, as a woman who is suddenly forced to take a job, after never having worked a day in her life. She will star in the film, as well as producing this comedy that will be set in the workplace.

The character that Roberts will play is rather different to the actress, who has been busy recently, starring alongside Tom Hanks in Larry Crowne and playing the evil queen in the upcoming Snow White film, Mirror, Mirror. However, Larry Crowne did not meet with rave reviews and the pressure will be on Mirror, Mirror as it’s being released just three months ahead of the highly anticipated Snow White and the Huntsman starring Twilight’s Kristen Stewart. The latter Snow White adaptation looks as though it has been produced on an epic scale and Mirror, Mirror may be in danger of being ‘dwarfed’ by it.

Let’s hope that Second Act is just what Roberts needs to get her va-va-voom back, and we will bring you more news as we get it.


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