Viola Davis circles 'Eat, Pray, Love'

Negotiatiating to star opposite Julia Roberts in adaptation

Oscar nominee Viola Davis is negotiating to take a role in Columbia's "Eat, Pray, Love" opposite Julia Roberts and Richard Jenkins. Her scheduling is being worked out.

Ryan Murphy and Jennifer Salt have written the adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert's memoir about a woman (Roberts) who sets out on an international journey of self-discovery after enduring a terrible divorce. Murphy will also direct. Plan B and Red Om Films are producing.

Davis, who was nominated this year for best supporting actress for her role in "Doubt," would play the woman's best friend, Delia.

The actress, who is represented by APA and Principal Entertainment, had recent roles in "Madea Goes to Jail" and "State of Play." She will next appear on the big screen in the Overture/Film Department thriller "Law Abiding Citizen," which hits theaters in March.
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