Roberts Takes Root in Biopic
The project, set up at Working Title Films, will be adapted by David Magee ("Finding Neverland") from the Vanity Fair article "A Flowering Evil."
Roberts is expected to produce through her Red Om shingle along with Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner of Working Title.
Root was found murdered in her Kenyan home in January of 2006 at the age of 69. At the time, media reports speculated that Root's killing was in retaliation for her outspoken and aggressive work on behalf of the area's national environment. Joan and ex-husband Alan root made a number of
Roberts previously worked with Working Title on her hit "Notting Hill." The company has a busy slate of four movies ready to shoot by the beginning of 2008. They included Richard Curtis' "The Boat That Rocked" and
Most recently heard in "The Ant Bully" and "Charlotte's Web," Roberts' upcoming slate includes