Fresh from his Oscar-nominated turn in No Country for Old Men and Woody Allen's Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Javier Bardem is in talks to join Julia Roberts and Richard Jenkins in the cast of Eat, Pray, Love, based on — you guessed it — the bestselling book by Elizabeth Gilbert.
Roberts plays the author, and Bardem will play Felipe, the man Gilbert meets and falls in love with on the final leg of a journey of self-discovery that began with the end of her marriage.
Richard Jenkins plays a Texan whom the heroine befriends at an Indian ashram.
The film is being adapted by Ryan Murphy, who created the TV series Nip/Tuck and FOX's forthcoming Glee (and previously helmed the film version of Augusten Burroughs's memoir Running with Scissors that nobody much liked).
So, what do you think, dear readers — would you eat, pray, love Bardem as the love interest, or is this no country for that old man?
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Chris Bolton co-created the all-ages webcomic Smash, which will soon be published by Candlewick Press, and created the comedy series Wage Slaves. His short story "The Red Room" was published in Portland Noir from Akashic Books.
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