Indeed, Elizabeth Gilbert‘s superly famous memoir ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ is being adapted for the big screen, with real live Hollywood superstars, Oscar winners even! Already signed on is Julia Roberts, who will naturally play Elizabeth’s role, while Javier Bardem is in negotiations to sweep her off her feet as Felipe. No word as to whether or not Gilbert will get to reenact the moments with Bardem to show how it’s done. Hot.
Critics are already blasting the unforeseen lack of chemistry between the pair, but we wonder if they can’t pull it off. Shooting begins in July and will take place on location in NY, Italy, India and Indonesia (Bali) said Roberts last night on ‘Letterman’.
Richard Jenkins is also already signed on to play the Texan Gilbert pals up with at the Indian ashram.
Ryan Murphy (Nip/Tuck, Glee, ‘Running With Scissors’) will direct for Columbia Pictures. Producing is Brad Pitt’s co Plan B.
If you’re one of the like 5 people who haven’t read and drooled over the book, better get crackin! (you have til 2011)
Who Would You Cast?
ps. keep an eye out for hilariously awful headline puns.. surely more to come.
UPDATE: Gawker calls it the film adaptation of Eat, Pray, Spend a Lot of Money, Love, Moralize to Poorer Women About Going on Ashrams, Be Treated as Demigod by Oprah. whadya say to that yogisprouts?