Roberts 'Sold' on love story


Julia Roberts has signed on to produce and possibly star in the feature "Happiness Sold Separately," based on the novel by Lolly Winston, to be adapted and directed by Scott Coffey (HR 12/13).

Fox Searchlight is in early negotiations to distribute. Suzanne and Jennifer Todd and Joe Roth of Team Todd will produce along with Roberts' Red Om Films banner. Valeska Ramet also will produce.

"Happiness" is a love story centered on a woman who withdraws from her husband into a world of heartbreak and anger after she discovers that he had an affair.