She fought industrial poisoning in ”Erin Brockovich,” and now, Julia Roberts may fight an even more intractable ailment in ”Strange Son.” Variety reports that Revolution Studios has purchased the rights to Portia Iverson’s unpublished book, with an eye toward Roberts producing and possibly starring in the film version. In Iverson’s novel, to be published by Riverhead Books, two women, one from Los Angeles and one from India, defy accepted medical wisdom as they manage to pierce the mental fog of autism. The film would be Roberts’ third picture for the Sony-affiliated Revolution in three years; she starred in ”America’s Sweethearts” (directed by Revolution chief Joe Roth) in 2001, and stars in the studio’s ”Mona Lisa Smile,” due in December.
Posted September 26 2003 — 12:00 AM EDT
- Interracial marriage drama 'Loving' acquired by Focus Features
- Lady Gaga is getting her own 'Monster High' doll
- Melissa McCarthy hosts 'SNL': Talk about it here
- Chiwetel Ejiofor says he'll never forgive Mark from 'Love Actually'
- Hear Disney princesses sing in their original languages
- Jesse Eisenberg says Lex Luthor in 'Batman v Superman' is a modern take
- Funko shares sneak peek at 'Suicide Squad' figures at Toy Fair 2016