Roberts Closer To Blanchett Role

Superstar JULIA ROBERTS is in talks to play the lead in new film CLOSER after CATE BLANCHETT dropped out from the role.

Blanchett last week (ends19SEP03) quit the film after announcing she's pregnant with her second child, so THE GRADUATE director MIKE NICHOLS approached the PRETTY WOMAN actress to take over in his adaptation of PATRICK MARBER's play.

JUDE LAW, NATALIE PORTMAN and CLIVE OWEN are also on board for the film, about the tangled relationship between two couples after a man from one and woman from the other have an affair.

Blanchett is currently wrapping up MARTIN SCORSESE's THE AVIATOR, a HOWARD HUGHES biopic. She will then go to Italy to shoot WES ANDERSON's THE LIFE AQUATIC alongside BILL MURRAY, OWEN WILSON and ANJELICA HUSTON before her baby is due next year (04).

Roberts will next appear in MONA LISA SMILE, followed by OCEAN'S TWELVE, STEVEN SODERBERGH's follow-up to his 2001 heist flick.

22/09/2003 13:34

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