In one of the year’s biggest pitch deals, the Glee co-creator/executive producer will bag $2.5 million to write an untitled star vehicle for Roberts, and another $2.5 million to direct it. The duo’s first collaboration, Eat, Pray, Love, is set to hit theaters next month.
Per Deadline, the romantic comedy will see Roberts play a working woman married to a stay-at-home husband. She loses her job, their roles are reversed, and she has to adjust to motherhood. Plan B’s Brad Pitt and Dede Gardner will produce with Murphy.