Richard Jenkins Learns To “Eat, Pray, Love”

Oscar nominee Richard Jenkins will join Julia Roberts in “Eat, Pray, Love” for Sony Pictures, Plan B and Rod Om Films reports the trades.

An adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert’s memoir, the story centers on a woman (Roberts) who seemingly has it all but comes to the realization that life isn’t for her. After a painful divorce, she sets out on a journey of self-discovery around the world.

Jenkins plays a Texan, a man with a dark past who is also on a spiritual journey, whom Roberts’ character meets at an Indian ashram. Filming kicks off this Julu in New York, Rome, India and Bali.

Ryan Murphy adapted the script and is directing.