Posted by on December 6, 2018 4:55 am
Categories: Newsjones

Photo illustration by The Daily Beast

Julia Roberts and Lucas Hedges are having a moment.

In industry speak, that’s in reference to the career boom, cannily timed to award season, both are respectively experiencing, with Roberts riding rave reviews for her work in the Amazon series Homecoming into her role in Ben Is Back, in which she co-stars with the aforementioned showbiz It Boy.

The drama, about a drug-addicted teenager who turns his family’s life upside down when he unexpectedly returns home from rehab on Christmas Eve, caps off a year for Hedges that started with him supporting two Best Picture nominees he appeared in at the Academy Awards—Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Lady Bird—before leading three buzzy  fall dramas—Boy Erased and Mid90s in addition to Ben Is Back—and co-starring with Elaine May and Joan Allen in the Broadway production of Waverly Gallery.

Read more at The Daily Beast.