Julia Roberts to star in The Last Thing He Told Me for Apple TV+
Staff Reporter | On 12, Dec 2020
Julia Roberts is heading to Apple TV+ to star in a new adaptation of The Last Thing He Told Me.
The book, written by Laura Dave, will be published in May 2021. The thriller follows Hannah, who is given a note by her new husband Owen Michaels, before he disappears: protect her. Hannah knows exactly who Owen needs her to protect – his 16-year-old daughter, Bailey, who lost her mother tragically as a child. And who wants absolutely nothing to do with her new stepmother.
As her increasingly desperate calls to Owen go unanswered, his boss is arrested for fraud and the police start questioning her, Hannah realises that her husband isn’t who he said he was. And that Bailey might hold the key to discovering Owen’s true identity, and why he disappeared. Together they set out to discover the truth. But as they start putting together the pieces of Owen’s past, they soon realise that their lives will never be the same again.
Roberts will star as Hannah, marking the second regular TV role of her career, after she starred in Season 1 of Amazon Studios’ Homecoming. Dave will adapt the book for TV and executive produce along with her husband, Josh Singer. Roberts will also exec-produce the project, alongside Reese Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter of Hello Sunshine.
Hello Sunshine, which optioned the book from David, has a string of projects in the works with Apple TV+, including Surface, starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, My Kind of Country and two shows – The Morning Show and Truth Be Told- that will soon return for second seasons.