Elizabeth Gilbert's best-selling novel of self-discovery, Eat Pray Love, was an unprecedented hit that struck a chord the world over. So it was only a matter to time before the film rights were snapped up and a deal struck to turn this best-seller into a blockbuster.
Starring Julia Roberts as Elizabeth, Milk star James Franco as her lover David and Javier Bardem as Felipe, the handsome Brazilian who captures her heart, the film will undoubtedly be a must-see.
Filming began this week in Manhattan as the first chapter unfolds with Julia Roberts acting as an angst-ridden Elizabeth, leaving the brownstones of New York to head on a journey that will take her to Italy, India and finally Indonesia. The film won't hit cinema screens until 2011 so you've got plenty of time to catch up if you haven't read the book... Buy it at amazon.co.uk and find out what all the fuss is about!
By Pat McNulty