Julia Roberts to star in and produce thriller Fool Me Once

2016-09-13 15:08

Los Angeles - Julia Roberts is to star in Fool Me Once.

The 48-year-old actress will also produce the adaptation of Harlan Coben's best-selling novel of the same name, under her Red Om Films banner.

The thrilling story focuses on Maya - played by Julia - who sees her daughter playing with her husband, who was supposedly murdered two weeks prior.

Speaking about the film, the Pretty Woman star said: "The genre of Fool Me Once is one of my favourites.

"Harlan Coben has created an exceptional story and an incredible female lead character. Mr. Coben and I see things in a joyfully similar way in our approach to this endeavour."

In conjunction with Red Om Films, Entertainment One and Tooley Productions will also help produce the movie, with both companies co-financing the project as well.

Tucker Tooley, CEO of Tooley Productions, said: "I am thrilled to partner with Julia and Red Om on this project. Harlan is a master of his craft and Fool Me Once is one of his best novels to date. Along with eOne and Red Om, I am looking forward to bringing his work to the big screen."

Steve Bertram, President of Entertainment One, added: "With Julia Roberts starring in this smart, well-crafted thriller, 'Fool Me Once' is a project that audiences will gravitate towards. We are looking forward to working with Red Om Films, and kicking off our partnership with Tooley Productions, to bring Harlan Coben's critically acclaimed best-seller to screens around the world."

Entertaimment One will also oversee the distribution of the film in the UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Benelux and Spain. Distribution outside these areas will be handled by Sierra Pictures, with whom Entertainment One have a partnership. 

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