Who here has read the beautiful, semi-self-help memoir “Eat, Pray, Love amongst you? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Me neither. Usually when I write up book adaptation news it’s a time for me to brag about my ability to read. Hemmingway? Sure. Sears and Roebuck catalog? Breezed through it in a day. Your Worst Witch fan-fic that you wrote? I’m sure I’ll get around to it.
But with this news, I can honestly say I’ve never read the book. Nor have I read the parody that sprung from it – “Drink, Play, F@#K” – which may be the adaptation our readers would rather hear about.
Apparently, it’s the story of an unhappy woman who gets a book-writing advance to pay for a trip for 4 months to Italy to eat, 4 months to India to find spirituality and 4 months in Bali to find balance. At first glance, it sounds like the epitome of middle-class problems being solved by having adventures and eating good food all year (if I can judge a book from its synopsis). For further proof, Oprah loved it.
According to the beautiful yet incorrigible Elisabeth Rappe over at MTV Movie Blog, Javier Bardem has signed on to co-star up against Julia Roberts in an adaptation of Eat, Pray, Love. This will mark the final pendulum swing for an actor who went from super creepy to super sleazy within the span of two movies. Now. he’s hopefully meeting somewhere in the middle for what sounds like the caucasian-American version of How Stella Got Her Groove Back.
What do you say? How awesome was Worst Witch? That movie ruled.