ByElle McFarlane, writer at
'There's always someone younger and hungrier coming down the stairs after you.'
Elle McFarlane

The owner of Hollywood’s most dazzling smile, Julia Roberts is certifiable movie royalty. Belonging to that rare breed of human who is simultaneously tremendously talented, beautiful, famous and also admirably down to earth, it’s no wonder that Julia Roberts’s fans are always on the look out for her upcoming movies and projects.

To make life a little easier, we’ve compiled all of Julia’s upcoming films below so you never miss an opportunity to watch that dazzling Mona Lisa, smile on the big screen.

All Of Julia Roberts Upcoming Movies:

1. 'Smurfs: The Lost Village' (2017)

  • Release Date: April 6, 2017
  • Director: Kelly Asbury
  • Cast: Julia Roberts Michelle Rodriguez, Ariel Winter, Ellie Kemper & Demi Lovato
  • Julia Roberts' Role: SmurfWillow

Marketing itself as a completely new take on the Smurfs franchise, ' Smurfs: The Lost Village looks set to take us on a wild journey, focusing around Smurfette's discovery in the Forbidden Forrest.

Given the impressive number of female voices in the movie, it probably wouldn't be too much of a stretch of the imagination to assume that Smurfette (finally) discovers that she is not the only female Smurf — and judging by the fact that is signed on to play SmurfWillow, it looks likely that she'll be one of the female Smurfs ready to completely turn Smurfette's world on its head.

And Here Is A Sneak Preview At Julia Robert's Role, SmurfWillow, from Smurfs: The Lost Village:

'Smurfs: The Lost Village' [Credit: Sony Pictures Animation]
'Smurfs: The Lost Village' [Credit: Sony Pictures Animation]

Talking to People magazine about her choice to take on the role of SmurfWillow, Julia Roberts made the following statement concerning the prolonged longevity of the Smurfs:

"Smurfs are such a fun part of our animated culture. They were popular when I was a child and they were popular when my kids were little. It's fun to be part of such a sweet group that continues to entertain young people."

2. 'Wonder' (2017)

'Wonder' [Credit: Lionsgate]
'Wonder' [Credit: Lionsgate]
  • Release Date: November 17, 2017
  • Director: Stephen Chbosky
  • Cast: Julia Roberts, Jacob Tremblay & Owen Wilson
  • Julia Roberts' Role: Isabel Pullman

Based on the novel of the same name by R.J.Palacio, Wonder follows parents Isabel (Roberts) and Nate Pullman (Wilson) of young son August 'Auggie' (Tremblay) who has a severe facial deformity. Having been in and out of hospital for years, Auggie struggles to fit in at school and tries to prove to his peers that he's just another ordinary kid; his true battle is to teach others that beauty comes from within.

This heartbreaking movie sounds like the perfect match for Roberts whose starred in many tear-jerkers over the years including Steel Magnolias, Dying Young and Stepmom.

In a strange turn of events, the initial release date for Wonder was set for April 7, 2017 — a day after Julia Robert's other movie Smurfs: The Lost Villiage is set to premiere. However because the top dogs at Lionsgate movies were worried about a clash between the two films, Wonder was rescheduled until November 17, the week before Thanksgiving holiday, notoriously one of the busiest weeks for movie-attendance.

3. 'Fool Me Once' (TBC)

  • Release Date: TBC
  • Director: TBC
  • Cast: Julia Roberts, rest TBC
  • Julia Roberts' Role: Maya Burkett

A collaboration between Entertainment One, Tooley Productions and Julia's own production company, Red Om Films, Fool Me Once is an adaptation of the New York Times' best selling novel by Harlan Coben of the same name.

While Julia is the only name attached to the project in terms of cast so far, she is set to play the lead role, Maya, an ex-special ops pilot who becomes involved in a highly complex scenario in which she sees her daughter playing with her husband who was supposedly murdered two weeks previously. Struggling to come to terms with her PTSD, Maya must endure an epic internal battle to discover what is real, and what is an illusion.

Speaking to, Julia was ecstatic about transforming the book into a movie:

“The genre of ‘Fool Me Once’ is one of my favorites. Harlan Coben has created an exceptional story and an incredible female lead character. Mr. Coben and I see things in a joyfully similar way in our approach to this endeavor. We here at Red Om are simply thrilled to have this creative opportunity with Tucker and eOne.”


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