Julia Roberts to Star in Luca Guadagnino’s Next Film “After the Hunt”

Julia Roberts at the
Julia Roberts at the "Money Monster" Photocall at the Cannes Festival in 2016. Photo by Anthony Harvey/REX/Shutterstock (9438008ar)

Julia Roberts has made some pretty interesting choices in recent years, and she’s showing no signs of stopping. Her next project After the Hunt will see her joining forces with the visionary director Luca Guadagnino, and it drew comparisons to the acclaimed drama Tár.

This dramatic thriller will be set in the world of academia and centers on a college professor who finds herself at a personal and professional crossroads. Dark secrets from her past are slowly coming to light after a star pupil levels an accusation against one of her colleagues.

Nora Garrett wrote the script for this project, and she’ll executive produce it alongside Imagine Entertainment’s Karen Lunder. Brian Grazer and Allan Mandelbaum are producing the film for Imagine alongside Guadagnino.

Amazon MGM Studios landed this hot package, after collaborating with Guadagnino on his upcoming tennis drama Challengers starring Zendaya, Josh O’Connor, and Mike Faist. MGM will mark its centennial anniversary with its release on April 16.

After the Hunt marks Robert’s first lead role since Sam Esmail’s Leave the World Behind co-starring Mahershala Ali and Ethan Hawke. This psychological thriller became quite a hit since premiering on Netflix last year and currently occupies the fifth spot on the streamer’s list of the most popular films in English of all time.