Julia Roberts Nabs New Rom-Com

Ryan Murphy will write and direct

Sony must like what it has seen so far from the upcoming Julia Roberts pic Eat, Pray, Love, as the studio has just thrown Eat director (and the man who oversees Glee) Ryan Murphy $5 million to write and shoot a new, untitled romantic comedy drama for Roberts to star in.

According to Deadline, the comedy will find Roberts as a working woman whose husband takes care of the kids. But when she loses her job, she’s forced into a role reversal and starts caring for the kids. Like Eat, Pray, Love, the film will find Brad Pitt’s Plan B production company helping it on to the screen.

Let’s hope Murphy has discovered the secret of either time travel or cloning, though, since his schedule is filling up fast. He’s already working on the next season of Glee and he’s also pitching to direct the film version of the musical Wicked.

Eat, Pray, Love, meanwhile, arrives in our cinemas on September 24.