Julia Roberts Producing 'The Taming of the Shrew' For ABC

The actress and longtime production partner Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas have sold the workplace sitcom, which references the classic Shakespeare work in title alone.
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Julia Roberts is bringing The Taming of the Shrew to TV -- sort of.

A half-hour comedy of the same name, which references William Shakespeare's play in name alone, just sold to ABC. The actress' Red Om Films, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas of 3 Arts and ABC Studios are producing the workplace laugher, which follows a horrible boss and the employees trying to reign her in.

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Marc Hyman (Meet the Fockers) wrote the script, and Roberts and Goldsmith-Thomas are both serving as executive producers. The project marks another in a long line of collaborations for the women, who first worked together when Goldsmith-Thomas was Roberts' agent at ICM in the early '90s.

While Goldsmith-Thomas was at Revolution Studios East, she and Roberts produced two films based on the American Girl series and CBS' short-lived dramedy Queens Supreme with Aaron Spelling.

Goldsmith-Thomas joined 3 Arts after last fall's development season, where she now serves as manager-producer.