Julia Roberts is following in the footsteps of other A-list actors and is heading for the small screen. The actress has signed on to feature in the TV adaptation of Today Will Be Different, a book by Maria Semple.

Annapurna Pictures, which bought the film rights to the New York Times bestseller, will also be producing the project. Roberts is expected to act, while also being the executive producer of the show through her Red Om Films banner along with Semple. The author, who has worked as a writer and producer on Suddenly Susan and Arrested Development, will also write the adaptation.

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Julia Roberts will star in a TV series based on the novel Today Will Be Different AFP/Getty

Today Will Be Different is based on a day in the life of Eleanor Flood who attempts to have the best day ever but is constantly interrupted by various incidents.

"I'm giddy that Eleanor Flood will be brought to life by Julia Roberts and am elated to collaborate with Megan Ellison, Sue Naegle, and the team at Annapurna on this endeavour. This will be a fun ride!" Semple said in a statement.

The Eat Pray Love star joins other film actors and actresses who have chosen to work on the small screen. Meryl Streep acts in The Nix, Julianne Moore and Robert De Niro signed on for an Amazon series and Jonah Hill and Emma Stone will feature in Netflix's Maniac.

Roberts was last seen on the big screen in Jodie Foster's Money Monster and will be acting in Wonder, a film about a young boy with a facial deformity.