Posted on 06/14/2018 at 11:46 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Julia Roberts will produce and star in the movie adaptation of Chris Cleave’s best-selling novel, Little Bee.

The project is being developed at Amazon Studios, with actress-writer Kathleen Robertson (Murder in the First, Boss) working on the script. Deadline first broke the news.

Cleave’s 2008 book tells the story of Little Bee, who’s a young Nigerian asylum-seeker, and British magazine editor Sarah O’Rourke (Roberts).

The two meet during the oil conflict in the Niger Delta and are reunited in England several years later.

Roberts, who won an Oscar for Erin Brockovich, recently starred in the surprise hit movie Wonder (also based on a novel) and will next appear in Ben Is Back.

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