Reese Witherspoon's new Hello Sunshine production company "has set up to produce the Gail Honeyman novel Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine and the Catherine Steadman novel Something in the Water," Deadline reported. Steadman's novel will be adapted by Julia Cox and was acquired by Fox 2000 for Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter to produce with Temple Hill, while Eleanor Oliphant "will be a potential star vehicle" for Witherspoon.
Julia Roberts will star in The Bookseller, adapted from Cynthia Swanson's novel, which was recently optioned by Crystal City Entertainment. Variety reported that Roberts will produce alongside Red OM Films partners Lisa Gillan and Marisa Yeres Gill. Crystal City's Jonathan Rubenstein and Ari Pinchot will also produce. There is currently no screenwriter attached.