ROLE CALL: Julia Does Revolution

HOLLYWOOD, Sept. 15, 2000 – Julia Roberts revoluntonizes?! The Hollywood Reporter says today that Revolution Studios, headed by former Disney top brass Joe Roth, has bought the tentatively titled “Project 3,” a psycho thriller that would star Julia Roberts.

Directed by Gore Verbinski, who worked with Roberts on the upcoming “The Mexican,” the film is said to be similar to the story of “Gaslight,” where a man tries to drive his wife insane.

SPIKE TV: Director Spike Lee will direct “A Huey P. Newton Story” for BET cable channel. The TV flick, starring Roger Guenveur Smith in the title role, will chronicle the life of Smith, the late co-founder of the Black Panther Party.

Before this, Lee has directed one other project for television, “Freak” with John Leguizamo for HBO in 1998.