Richard Jenkins signs opposite Julia Roberts

Variety—Richard Jenkins has signed to star opposite Julia Roberts in “Eat, Pray, Love” for Columbia Pictures.
The film, based on the international bestseller by Elizabeth Gilbert, centers around a married woman who embarks on a journey of self-discovery after trying to get pregnant and realizing that she’s not living the life she wants. Jenkins will play a Texan whom Roberts’ character befriends at an Indian ashram. Jenkins currently has two films waiting for release: the Screen Gems property “Dear John” and the indie “Waiting for Forever.”
To be directed by Ryan Murphy, “Eat, Pray, Love” had originally been set up at Paramount Pictures but was put in turnaround earlier this year. Brad Pitt and Dede Gardner are producing through Plan B. Shooting begins in July and will travel from New York to Rome, India and Bali.



Weekend Box Office For April 10 – 12

#1 Hannah Montana The Movie from Buena Vista takes the #1 spot this weekend earning $32.3 million in 3118 theaters. Budget for Hannah is unknown.

#2 Fast and Furious from Universal drops to the #2 spot this weekend earning $27.2 million in 3472 theaters. Budget for Furious was $85 million.

#3 Monsters Vs. Aliens from DreamWorks drops to #3 this weekend earning $21.8 million in 4136 theaters. Budget for Monsters was $175 million.

#4 Observe and Report from Warner Bros. debuts at #4 this weekend earning $11 million in 2727 theaters. Budget for Report was $18 million.

#5 Knowing from Summit drops to #5 this weekend earning $6.4 million in 2925 theaters. Budget for Knowing is unknown.

Rounding out the top 10 are:

#6 I Love You, Man Weekend Gross: $6,280,790 down 18% / Theaters: 2643, down 186 / Gross $58,865,219 / Budget: $60 million

#7 The Haunting in Connecticut Weekend Gross: $5,901,215 down 37% / Theaters: 2721, down 11 / Gross $46,488,580 / Budget: unknown

#8 Dragonball Evolution Weekend Gross: $4,756,488 / Theaters: 2181 / Gross $4,756,488 / Budget: unknown

#9 Adventureland Weekend Gross: $3,353,618, down 41% / Theaters: 1,876, up 14 / Gross $11,370,909 / Budget: unknown

#10 Duplicity Weekend Gross: $2,995,850
down 28% / Theaters: 1995, down 557 / Gross $36,847,445 / Budget: $60 million

A note on “Gross”: On average, studios will earn approximately 55 percent of the final gross.


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