OK, imagine this stunning surprise…doing my regular rounds on the net…I come across this!
Paramount Pictures has acquired the film rights to the Elizabeth Gilbert memoir “Eat, Pray, Love” and will develop it as a star vehicle for Julia Roberts, according to FodderFilm.com. I hope it keeps true to the book because there’d be nothing worse…And looks like it does!
I wouldn’t have imagined Julia Roberts playing the part of Elizabeth Gilbert though…I imagined an actress like Cate Blanchett as she even resembles Liz Gilbert a little better than Julia, mother of Hazel and Phinnaeus, does. But now that I’ve kinda seen Jules in situ…I cannot wait to see the end product.
I’m not even sure sure how popular this book was/is in South Africa but if you have haven’t, read it – It’ll do you wonders…
Filming began in July ’09, and film set for a 2010 release in August.