Julia Roberts To Produce Comedy On ABC
Julia Roberts is slated to produce a show on ABC named ‘Taming of the Shrew’ and no, it has no relation to the classic Shakespeare play, just the names are similar. The show is reportedly going to be a half-hour workplace comedy, which Julia shall be producing with her longtime collaborator, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas. Basically, Roberts’ Red Om Films, 3 Arts, where Goldsmith-Thomas is a manager-producer, and ABC Studios are producing the project.
The comedy shall follow a tyrannical CEO and the office staff who try to tame her. The show has been written by Marc Hyman (Meet the Fockers). Goldsmith-Thomas has a 23 year long association with Julia, and was her agent at one point. The two have together produced two American Girl films, An American Girl Adventure for the WB and the theatrical Kit Kittredge: An American Girl. Roberts and Goldsmith-Thomas also executive produced the CBS series Queens Supreme.
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Julia on her part is also producing a movie named ‘Mallory’, which is based on the life and times of the legendary mountaineer George Mallory. She is also the executive producer on a movie called ‘Jesus Henry Christ’ which is a comedy that, released this year. On the acting front, Julia was seen in the movie ‘Mirror Mirror’ this year, which is a retelling of the children’s classic ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarves’. Julia plays the evil queen in the film.
In 2013, she shall be seen in a movie called ‘August: Osage County’, which is a comedy. In it, a family called the Westons, overcome certain differences when their alcoholic patriarch goes missing. Giving Julia, company in this movie would be veterans like Meryl Streep, Ewan McGregor, Chris Cooper, and Juliette Lewis besides others. Most interestingly the movie shall also be starring Benedict ‘Sherlock’ Cumberbatch’. Then in 2014, she shall be seen in a movie called ‘The Normal Heart’, which is a movie about a gay activist’s attempts to raise HIV/AIDS awareness during the early 1980s. Giving her company would be actors like Mike Ruffalo and Jim Parsons, besides others. In retrospect, Julia is really managing to keep herself busy, be it producing, acting or raising a family.
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