Jennifer Garner Replaces Julia Roberts In Apple Adaptation Of ‘The Last Thing He Told Me’

Jennifer Garner is replacing Julia Roberts in the lead role of The Last Thing He Told Me, Apple’s limited series adaptation of Laura Dave‘s bestselling novel of the same name. Roberts has had to leave the show due to scheduling issues.

The novel revolves around a woman whose husband’s unexplained disappearance leaves many questions unanswered. While sorting out the truth from the lies of this bizarre occurrence, the woman creates an unlikely bond with her 16 year old stepdaughter. Dave has co-created the series herself alongside husband Josh Singer (Spotlight).

This pivot to Garner makes sense as she is already working on another Apple TV+ project which is also adapting a book into a series. She’s starring in My Glory Was I Had Such Friends, based on Amy Silverstein‘s memoir, which tells the author’s story of the extraordinary group of women who supported her as she waited for a life-saving heart transplant.

There’s no word yet on who will play the stepdaughter in The Last Thing He Told Me, but we do know that Reese Witherspoon and her Hello Sunshine production company will produce the series alongside 20th Television.

Garner recently starred in Netflix comedy Yes Day, and her upcoming projects include sci-fi drama The Adam Project with Ryan Reynolds, Mark Ruffalo, and Zoe Saldana, and yet another book adaptation – a comedy titled Family Leave, which will base much of its story on Amy Krouse Rosenthal‘s Bedtime For Mommy.


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