Julie Roberts' TV Movie to Include More Trials & Triumph
Julie Roberts was already working on a film about her life when two of her biggest life changes hit her like a freight train. That's caused a delay in the made-for-TV movie's production but will make for even more of an inspiring story of the devastating hurdles the country star has jumped on her road to success.
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It was back in 2010 that Julie first revealed she was working on the biographical movie. Months later, Nashville was hit by historic floods that destroyed the singer-songwriter's home and car, not to mention the injuries she sustained when jumping into a rescue boat from the second story of her home.
Less than a year after the floods, the South Carolina native revealed that she is battling Multiple Sclerosis. "My life has changed a lot in the last two years," says Julie. "Two years ago, the (movie) script was finished, but that was prior to the flood, prior to me being diagnosed with M.S. and prior to a lot of other things. So I feel like the script needs a rewrite."
The script is being written by Tom Rickman, who was also the mastermind behind the iconic movie about Loretta Lynn's life, "Coal Miner's Daughter." The Julie Roberts movie idea originally sparked from a CMT special that spotlighted the close bond between the country singer and her mother, who endured abuse at the hands of an alcoholic husband.
"The movie is about our strength in doing everything we can to do what you want in life. And for me, that's country music," Julie tells The9513.
The "Sweet Carolina" singer's small-screen story doesn't yet have a network or an estimated air date. "Hopefully you'll be hearing about that movie finding a home ...