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, 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.

If you loved her in or Duplicity, you’ll be dying to know the next Julia Roberts films where you can watch her im in action. Unless you’re a die-hard fan, you might not know what upcoming Julia Roberts releases there are set to be and what she’s up to in 2017. So to help keep you on top of this her anticipated new movie releases, we've made a handy list of the next Julia Roberts films. From to , the latest flicks from her should get fans excited for these movies coming out.

1. Wonder

'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.

2. Fool Me Once

  • 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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