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Julia Roberts and Working Title team up

May 20, 2007 at 8:06 PM   |   Comments

CANNES, France, May 20 (UPI) -- Julia Roberts announced at France's Cannes Film Festival that she is once again teaming up with Working Title Films for a new untitled project.

Roberts will produce and star in the film about wildlife conservationist Joan Root, who was killed in her home in Kenya this year, The Daily Variety reported Sunday.

An article from the magazine Vanity Fair, titled "A Flowering Evil," inspired Roberts to do the movie. The film will show Root making documentaries around the globe with her husband, then getting a divorce and moving to Kenya where she worked on saving Lake Naivasha from the ecologically damaging flower farm industry.

The screenplay is being written by David Magee, and Working Title's Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner will produce with Roberts through Red Om.

Roberts and WT last worked together on the box office hit "Notting Hill."

WT has six other films set to release in 2007 as well, four in the United States and two in Britain.

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