It was a big moment for Amazon when they landed Julia Roberts for their show “Homecoming.” Getting Roberts to star in the adaptation of the hit dramatic podcast was a real coup. A-list movie stars are going to television more and more these days, though streaming services are just now catching up. Well, it must have been a good pairing, since they could be teaming up again for a new project.
The Hollywood Reporter details how Roberts is in talks to star in a second Amazon miniseries. This one is an adaptation of Jo Piazza‘s book “Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win,” which chronicles a politician dealing with a dirty race in her hometown. Jon Robin Baitz is on board to write the series and will executive produce the adaptation as well.
This is how the article describes the novel:
The book follows Walsh, a candidate in the most hotly-contested midterm Senate race in America. A former Silicon Valley executive, Walsh and her family return to her downtrodden Pennsylvania hometown to run for office, but she is unprepared for just how dirty her opponent, her peers, and the media are willing to get.
Roberts as a candidate for Senate dealing with a dirty race? That sounds like a really interesting mix of actress and material. “Homecoming” was very well received, with plenty of acclaim going to her performance, so Amazon knows a good thing when they see one. This could be another vehicle for Roberts to be a darling on the awards season circuit.
Julia Roberts won an Academy Award for Best Actress in 2001 for Steven Soderbergh’s “Erin Brockovich.” She was recently nominated for Best Actress in a Drama Series at the Golden Globe awards for “Homecoming.” In the upcoming weeks, look for Roberts to be listed among the Emmy contenders on The Circuit Hub.