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Julia Roberts Opens Up About Preparing for Emotional ‘Ben Is Back’ Role (Exclusive)

Julia Roberts performs a devoted, loving and deeply involved mom of a troubled, drug addicted son within the upcoming household drama Ben Is Back, and the evocative function is incomes the celebrated star some severe reward.

In this new trailer for the emotional story, Roberts performs Holly Burns, a mom of two whose son, the eponymous Ben Burns (Lucas Hedges), returns house after ditching rehab and simply two weeks sober. While Holly has unconditional love for her younger son, Ben’s sister Ivy (Kathryn Newton), and Ben’s step-father Neal (Courtney B. Vance) have severe reservations.

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The movie takes place over a day within the lifetime of this regular American household who should battle with their fears, issues and love for their very own whereas making an attempt to keep away from getting harm throughout their try to avoid wasting Ben from himself and the difficulty he will get himself into.

Written and directed by filmmaker Peter Hedges, greatest identified for writing About A Boy in addition to penning and helming Pieces of April, the movie supplies an excellent appearing showcase for Roberts because the world’s most devoted and adoring mother.

ET’s Keltie Knight caught up with the Oscar winner on the purple carpet on the Toronto International Film Festival in September, the place she opened up about whether or not or not her personal expertise as a mom influenced how she approached the function.

“Well, it really didn’t,” admitted Roberts, who shares three kids with husband Danny Moder — 13-year-old twins Hazel and Phinnaeus, and 11-year-old son Henry. “I just think… things have to be separate.”

Ben Is Back hits theaters Dec. 7.

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