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Eat, Pray, Stun

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | June 8, 2009 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | June 8, 2009 |

It’s difficult, after No Country for Old Men, to envision Javier Bardem as a romantic lead, but that’s what he’ll play in Eat, Pray, Love. As you’ll recall, Eat, Pray, Love is the huge-selling Elizabeth Gilbert memoir about her experience living in three different places around the world for a year.It’s also not a particularly popular book among our readership. And for many, the fact that Julia Roberts is playing the lead doesn’t help the movie’s cause.

But, Richard Jenkins also stars, who along with Bardem should offset any queasiness you may have about Roberts. Bardem will play Felipe, the man Gilbert meets and falls in love with on the final leg of a journey of self-discovery that began with the end of her marriage.Jenkins plays a Texan whom the Gilbert befriends at an Indian ashram.

I kind of hope that Bardem brings along the cattle gun. They could change the name to Eat, Pray, Stun.

Brad Pitt’s production company, Plan B, is producing.

Now, let’s see if we can avoid the horse talk that usually accompanies a Julia Roberts’ post. That lady is a comely woman. Not that it matters. But she is.

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