Julia Roberts working on another show, this time with Apple
Julia Roberts was expected to return on Homecoming, or so her fans thought. However, last year, reports confirmed that she isn't returning to the psychological-thriller TV series. That left her fans wondering about her next project. And now, news has it that Roberts is further exploring the OTT arena. She will now be seen in The Last Thing He Told Me for Apple.
The series is based on an eponymous novel by Laura Dave, who'll have her husband and screenwriter Josh Singer (of Spotlight and First Man fame) help in the adaptation, while the novel releases in May 2021. Simon & Schuster will be its publishing firm. The Pretty Woman actress was introduced to this novel by Hello Sunshine, a company owned by fellow actress Reese Witherspoon.
Dave and Singer are two of the many executive producers of this series. Roberts, Marisa Yeres Gill and Lisa Gillan will also executive produce the series under the Red Om Films banner with Disney's 20th Television. The 53-year-old had started her OTT stint with Prime Video's Homecoming in 2018. Though she isn't reprising her role in Season 2, she would remain its executive producer.
The upcoming novel is based on the relationship that develops between a woman and her stepdaughter. The website of the publisher labels the novel as a suspense thriller having breakneck pacing. It all starts when Hannah Hall finds a note from her missing husband with the message: Protect her. Hall, played by Roberts, is set out to unravel the truth behind the disappearance.
However, Hall needs to first save her 16-year-old stepdaughter, Bailey. Bailey doesn't want to mingle with Hall, but the situation worsens as FBI comes knocking on her doors. That is when Hall and Bailey need to stick together to solve the mysterious case behind the disappearance. Ben Is Back is the last film in which Roberts was seen.