Julia Roberts Boards Crime Drama “Train Man”

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is in final talks to star in the legal drama . Based on a true story, the script is from 2013 Black List scribe . Roberts is expected to sign on as a as well through her Red Om banner, but is still in the process of packaging the project.

The film is centered on Roberts’s character, a lawyer who is assigned to defend Darius McCollum, a man with Asperger’s syndrome with a long history of arrests for impersonating New York City public transit officials in order to steal subway trains and buses.

The project is being produced by , with financing.

Roberts won an Oscar for her portrayal of real-life legal crusader Erin Brockovich back in 2000. She has two films awaiting release, Jodie Foster’s Money Monster starring George Clooney and Garry Marshall’s Mother’s Day. She is also in pre- with the HBO Films prison drama ADX.

Roberts is repped by .

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Josh Lyons | Managing Editor

 This story was first reported by Variety.

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