Bardem May Join Roberts in Eat, Pray, Love

By Amelia Atlas,  Newser User
Posted Jun 8, 2009 10:17 AM CDT
Javier Bardem accepts the Oscar for best supporting actor for his work in "No Country for Old Men" at the 80th Academy Awards in Los Angeles. Bardem may star with Julia Roberts in "Eat, Prey, Love."   (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, file)
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(Newser) – Javier Bardem is in talks to join Julia Roberts in the film adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert's bestselling memoir Eat, Pray, Love, reports Variety. Roberts is slated to play the author, and Bardem would play love interest Felipe, whom the real-life Gilbert eventually married. Brad Pitt is producing. Elsewhere:

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