We reported earlier this year that after a long break to make a baby and appear on Broadway (Previews start in less than two weeks! Tickets are on sale now!), Julia Roberts would be returning to the big screen in Charlie Wilson's War, alongside Tom Hanks. And, according to Variety, she is now also in final negotiations to star in a film version of Marti Leimbach's forthcoming novel, Daniel Isn't Talking. The book explores the life of a family after it is revealed that their son (that'd be Danny, the silent one) is autistic, and will be adapted for the screen by Stephen Chbosky. The project is a fitting one for Roberts, who not only has appeared in a previous adaptation of a Leimbach novel (Dying Young - apparently this is a writer who is very big on making people cry), but also has an interest in the subject of autism, having personally acquired the film rights to another novel about the disorder.
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