A lot of movies are making their way to the small screen, like the recent Fox reimagining of Minority Report and the upcoming The Island of Dr. Moreau, but My Best Friend’s Wedding? Not exactly a no-brainer of a project.
My Best Friend’s Wedding made close to $300 million when it came out in 1997. Julia Roberts was arguably at the top of her career, but that box-office figure is definitely unheard of these days for romantic comedies.
Julia Roberts isn’t involved in the My Best Friend’s Wedding television series, but the movie’s screenwriter, Ron Bass, who also co-wrote Rain Man, has a huge hand in the movie’s transition to television.
The Hollywood Reporter says ABC is working with Bass on the project. The show will be a sequel, centered around Julianne Potter (Roberts’ original character). She’s living in New York City, and she’s still best friends with George (Rupert Everett’s original role).