Reese Witherspoon, Julia Roberts to Helm The Last Thing He Told Me Adaptation

Julia Roberts and Reese Witherspoon. Photo: Getty

Reese Witherspoon’s book-and-TV empire has gotten so powerful that she’s optioning books that aren’t even out yet. Laura Dave’s upcoming The Last Thing He Told Me is the latest adaptation from Witherspoon’s production company, Hello Sunshine, which previously brought us adaptations including Big Little Lies, Little Fires Everywhere, and The Morning Show (which, yes, was based off Brian Stelter’s Top of the Morning!). The Apple TV+ limited series will star Julia Roberts — who also recently jumped on a Netflix adaptation of Rumaan Alam’s Leave the World Behind — as a woman who gets closer to her stepdaughter after her husband goes missing. It will be adapted by Dave, along with her husband Josh Singer, an Oscar winner for Spotlight. Dave’s previous books include London Is the Best City in America, Eight Hundred Grapes, and, most recently, a book called Hello, Sunshine with no relation to the production company. (London, though, was previously optioned as a movie to star Witherspoon in 2005.) The Last Thing He Told Me the book is out May 4, 2021 — giving you plenty of time to make those preorders before the series is available for streaming.

Julia Roberts to Star in Last Thing He Told Me Adaptation