JuliaRoberts will produce an indie comedy feature based on a Student Academy Award-winning short film.
"Jesus Henry Christ" revolves around a boy conceived in a petri-dish and raised by a loving, left-wing feminist. At the age of 10, he decides his mother`s love is not enough and begins to follow a trail of Post-It notes stuck around town hoping it will lead him to his biological father.
Dennis Lee, who wrote and directed the 2003 short film, will take on the same tasks for the feature-length update. Roberts, who appears in Lee`s upcoming feature directorial debut "Fireflies in the Garden," is not planning to star in the movie at this time.
"Fireflies in the Garden," which also stars Ryan Reynolds, Willem Dafoe, Emily Watson, Carrie-Anne Moss and Hayden Panettiere, is being released June 19 by indie studio Senator Entertainment. Roberts returns to theaters on March 20 in the thriller "Duplicity."