Julia Roberts found fame on the big screen, but seemingly she’s ready to trade in movies for television.
An insider just disclosed the Erin Brockovich celebrity is in final talks with American Crime Story supervisor Ryan Murphy, who desires her to star in a new production.
“Julia is seriously pulled to the role, which would see her cast as former Louisiana governor Kathleen Blanco,” revealed the insider of the part based on the politician who was greatly criticized for how she handled the Hurricane Katrina calamity in 2005.
“Ryan is keen to offer a bold new take on the disaster, and he can’t think of anyone better than Julia to do it,” continued the source.
“He’s been wooing her for a very long time, telling her it’s the perfect chance for her to do some impactful TV.”
The two powerhouses are now “working out the financial provisions” of the deal, but Roberts, 48, is “extremely interested” in the job and will probably sign on.
“Plus, her schedule has already opened up to allow for a drawn-out and likely place-based creation in the second half of the year,” included the insider.