Sam Esmail Takes Credit for ‘Finally’ Making Julia Roberts-Dermot Mulroney an On-Screen Couple

You can thank “Mr. Robot” creator Sam Esmail for finally getting Julia Roberts and Dermot Mulroney together. Fictionally speaking, that is, as the longtime co-stars will be playing lovers on Amazon’s upcoming thriller series “Homecoming.” And it only took them three projects, three decades, and the help of Esmail to officially hook them up on screen.

“This is our third time working together,” Roberts told reporters during the show’s panel at the Television Critics Association press tour Saturday, of teaming up with fellow “My Best Friend’s Wedding” and “August: Osage County” alum, once more.

“But this is the ‘reunion,’” Esmail, who is directing “Homecoming,” chimed in. “Like, cause the second time you guys weren’t boyfriend and girlfriend.”

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“Well, we weren’t boyfriend and girlfriend the first time, we were best friends,” Roberts clarified, which garnered significant laughter from the audience for the cute reference to the ’90s rom-com. “He was my sister’s boyfriend in ‘August: Osage County.’”

Both Mulroney and Esmail jumped into correct her, as he was actually her sibling’s fiance in the Meryl Streep-led film.

“Fiance, excuse me,” she said. “That’s right,” Mulroney said. “And finally, my boyfriend. It only took 30 years,” Roberts said.

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“I kinda feel like I got you guys together finally,” Esmail added, proudly.

“Yes, Sam takes all the credit. He’s was like, ‘Oh I have a good idea,” she said. “How about Julia and Dermot? I bet that would be a cute match.’”

“Homecoming” — which hails from Universal Cable Productions (UCP) and Amazon Studios — is a psychological and political thriller that centers on Heidi (Roberts), a caseworker at a secret government facility and a soldier eager to rejoin civilian life. Based on Gimlet Media’s fictional podcast of the same name, the project marks Roberts first TV series regular role.

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Mulroney is set for a recurring guest star role on the series, playing Anthony, Heidi’s boyfriend, who is eager to please, but a bit needy and grows increasingly frustrated with Heidi’s lack of attention to him and their relationship.

Bobby Cannavale and Stephan James will co-star in the 10-episode series. The script is penned by podcast creators Eli Horowitz and Micah Bloomberg and directed by Esmail. Esmail will produce under his UCP deal and is reunited with his “Mr. Robot” crew on the series, including for director of photography Tod Campbell, production designer Anastasia White, and costume designer Catherine Marie Thomas.

“Homecoming” is produced by Esmail through his production company Esmail Corp, as well as “Mr. Robot” executive producer Chad Hamilton of Anonymous Content, Horowitz and Bloomberg, and Chris Giliberti, Alex Blumberg, and Matt Lieber of Gimlet Media. Roberts also executive produces through her production company Red Om Films, with her partners Lisa Gillan and Marisa Yeres Gill co-executive producing.

“Homecoming” will debut Friday, Nov. 2 on Prime Video.

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You can thank “Mr. Robot” creator Sam Esmail for finally getting Julia Roberts and Dermot Mulroney together. Fictionally speaking, that is, as the longtime co-stars will be playing lovers on Amazon’s upcoming thriller series “Homecoming.” And it only took them three projects, three decades, and the help of Esmail to officially hook them up on screen.

“This is our third time working together,” Roberts told reporters during the show’s panel at the Television Critics Association press tour Saturday, of teaming up with fellow “My Best Friend’s Wedding” and “August: Osage County” alum, once more.

“But this is the ‘reunion,'” Esmail, who is directing “Homecoming,” chimed in. “Like, cause the second time you guys weren’t boyfriend and girlfriend.”

“Well, we weren’t boyfriend and girlfriend the first time, we were best friends,” Roberts clarified, which garnered significant laughter from the audience for the cute reference to the ’90s rom-com. “He was my sister’s boyfriend in ‘August: Osage County.'”

Both Mulroney and Esmail jumped into correct her, as he was actually her sibling’s fiance in the Meryl Streep-led film.

“Fiance, excuse me,” she said. “That’s right,” Mulroney said. “And finally, my boyfriend. It only took 30 years,” Roberts said.

“I kinda feel like I got you guys together finally,” Esmail added, proudly.

“Yes, Sam takes all the credit. He’s was like, ‘Oh I have a good idea,” she said. “How about Julia and Dermot? I bet that would be a cute match.'”

“Homecoming” — which hails from Universal Cable Productions (UCP) and Amazon Studios — is a psychological and political thriller that centers on Heidi (Roberts), a caseworker at a secret government facility and a soldier eager to rejoin civilian life. Based on Gimlet Media’s fictional podcast of the same name, the project marks Roberts first TV series regular role.

Mulroney is set for a recurring guest star role on the series, playing Anthony, Heidi’s boyfriend, who is eager to please, but a bit needy and grows increasingly frustrated with Heidi’s lack of attention to him and their relationship.

Bobby Cannavale and Stephan James will co-star in the 10-episode series. The script is penned by podcast creators Eli Horowitz and Micah Bloomberg and directed by Esmail. Esmail will produce under his UCP deal and is reunited with his “Mr. Robot” crew on the series, including for director of photography Tod Campbell, production designer Anastasia White, and costume designer Catherine Marie Thomas.

“Homecoming” is produced by Esmail through his production company Esmail Corp, as well as “Mr. Robot” executive producer Chad Hamilton of Anonymous Content, Horowitz and Bloomberg, and Chris Giliberti, Alex Blumberg, and Matt Lieber of Gimlet Media. Roberts also executive produces through her production company Red Om Films, with her partners Lisa Gillan and Marisa Yeres Gill co-executive producing.

“Homecoming” will debut Friday, Nov. 2 on Prime Video.

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Sony International To Remake ‘My Best Friend’s Wedding’ In Spanish

La Boda de Mi Mejor Amigo will be directed by Celso García in Sony Pictures International Productions’ latest local-language remake of a classic property. A co-production with Zamora Films and Alameda Films, the Spanish-language adaptation of the 1997 Julia Roberts/Dermot Mulroney/Cameron Diaz starrer My Best Friend’s Wedding is targeting a 2019 release.
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La Boda de Mi Mejor Amigo will be directed by Celso García in Sony Pictures International Productions’ latest local-language remake of a classic property. A co-production with Zamora Films and Alameda Films, the Spanish-language adaptation of the 1997 Julia Roberts/Dermot Mulroney/Cameron Diaz starrer My Best Friend’s Wedding is targeting a 2019 release. Ana Serradilla, Miguel Ángel Silvestre, Carlos Ferro and Natasha Dupeyrón star in the update on the original that…

‘My Best Friend’s Wedding’ Reunion: Dermot Mulroney Joins Julia Roberts on Amazon’s ‘Homecoming’

Dermot Mulroney and Julia Roberts might end up together after all. Fictionally speaking, that is. Roberts’ “My Best Friend’s Wedding” co-star Mulroney will join her on Amazon’s upcoming thriller series “Homecoming,” the streaming service announced Thursday.

Mulroney is set for a recurring guest star role as Anthony, Heidi’s (Roberts) boyfriend, who is eager to please, but a bit needy and grows increasingly frustrated with Heidi’s lack of attention to him and their relationship.

The pair are no strangers to playing lovers, starring in the 1997 rom-com as best friends who make a pact to marry if they both aren’t hitched by 28. That plan falls through when Mulroney’s character finds his future bride and Roberts’ character attempts to convince him she is really the one.

Also Read: Julia Roberts’ ‘Homecoming’ Series Picked Up by Amazon for Two Seasons

“Homecoming” — which hails from Universal Cable Productions (UCP) and Amazon Studios — is a psychological and political thriller that centers on a caseworker at a secret government facility and a soldier eager to rejoin civilian life. Based on Gimlet Media’s fictional podcast of the same name, the project marks Roberts first TV series regular role.

Bobby Cannavale and Stephan James will co-star in the 10-episode series. The script is penned by podcast creators Eli Horowitz and Micah Bloomberg and directed by Sam Esmail (“Mr. Robot”). Esmail will produce under his UCP deal and is reunited with his “Mr. Robot” crew on the series, including for director of photography Tod Campbell, production designer Anastasia White, and costume designer Catherine Marie Thomas.

“Homecoming” is produced by Esmail through his production company Esmail Corp; as well as “Mr. Robot” executive producer Chad Hamilton of Anonymous Content; the podcast’s Horowitz and Bloomberg; and Chris Giliberti, Alex Blumberg, and Matt Lieber of Gimlet Media. Roberts will also serve as executive producer through her production company Red Om Films; her partners Lisa Gillan and Marisa Yeres Gill will co-executive produce.

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Amazon Studios has the global rights to the series, which will premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.

Mulroney’s recent projects include Max Martini’s “Will Gardner,” Nathan Frankowski’s “Chickasaw Rancher” and Scott Speer’s “I Still See You.” His film credits include “The Mountain Between Us,” “Sleepless,” “Dirty Grandpa,” “Truth” and “Jobs.” He has appeared on the TV series “New Girl,” “Shameless,” and Fox’s new comedy “LA to Vegas.”

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Dermot Mulroney and Julia Roberts might end up together after all. Fictionally speaking, that is. Roberts’ “My Best Friend’s Wedding” co-star Mulroney will join her on Amazon’s upcoming thriller series “Homecoming,” the streaming service announced Thursday.

Mulroney is set for a recurring guest star role as Anthony, Heidi’s (Roberts) boyfriend, who is eager to please, but a bit needy and grows increasingly frustrated with Heidi’s lack of attention to him and their relationship.

The pair are no strangers to playing lovers, starring in the 1997 rom-com as best friends who make a pact to marry if they both aren’t hitched by 28. That plan falls through when Mulroney’s character finds his future bride and Roberts’ character attempts to convince him she is really the one.

“Homecoming” — which hails from Universal Cable Productions (UCP) and Amazon Studios — is a psychological and political thriller that centers on a caseworker at a secret government facility and a soldier eager to rejoin civilian life. Based on Gimlet Media’s fictional podcast of the same name, the project marks Roberts first TV series regular role.

Bobby Cannavale and Stephan James will co-star in the 10-episode series. The script is penned by podcast creators Eli Horowitz and Micah Bloomberg and directed by Sam Esmail (“Mr. Robot”). Esmail will produce under his UCP deal and is reunited with his “Mr. Robot” crew on the series, including for director of photography Tod Campbell, production designer Anastasia White, and costume designer Catherine Marie Thomas.

“Homecoming” is produced by Esmail through his production company Esmail Corp; as well as “Mr. Robot” executive producer Chad Hamilton of Anonymous Content; the podcast’s Horowitz and Bloomberg; and Chris Giliberti, Alex Blumberg, and Matt Lieber of Gimlet Media. Roberts will also serve as executive producer through her production company Red Om Films; her partners Lisa Gillan and Marisa Yeres Gill will co-executive produce.

Amazon Studios has the global rights to the series, which will premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.

Mulroney’s recent projects include Max Martini’s “Will Gardner,” Nathan Frankowski’s “Chickasaw Rancher” and Scott Speer’s “I Still See You.” His film credits include “The Mountain Between Us,” “Sleepless,” “Dirty Grandpa,” “Truth” and “Jobs.” He has appeared on the TV series “New Girl,” “Shameless,” and Fox’s new comedy “LA to Vegas.”

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