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Roberts signs onto 'Happiness' adaptation

Roberts signs onto 'Happiness' adaptation

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LOS ANGELES, Dec 13, 2006 (UPI via COMTEX) -- Actress Julia Roberts has joined the Hollywood adaptation of Lolly Winston's novel "Happiness Sold Separately" as its producer and possible star.

The "Pretty Woman" actress has signed onto the Scott Coffey-helmed production that will attempt to bring Winston's romantic tale to the big screen, The Hollywood Reporter said.

Coffey said that while the 39-year-old actress has not agreed to take on the film's lead role of a wife attempting to recover from discovering her husband's infidelity, he pictures her as the perfect embodiment of the character.

"I've been looking for something to do with Julia for a really long time, and I finally found the project that was worthy of her," he admitted. "I couldn't get Julia out of my head when I was reading Lolly's book. Elinor is such a strong, complicated woman, and bringing her to the screen required Julia's integrity, empathy, humor and legs."

The Hollywood Reporter said that the "Mona Lisa Smile" star has also been mentioned as a possible lead in the film adaptation of another Winston novel, "Good Grief."


Copyright 2006 by United Press International

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