Emma Roberts is the daughter of actor Eric Roberts and the niece of actress Julia Roberts. She used to roam on the sets with her father and aunt when she was a kid. It was quite obvious for Emma to choose acting and singing as career options. Her first big screen appearance was in the 2001 movie ‘Blow.’ Emma played the role of Johnny Depp’s daughter in the film. At ten, she appeared alongside her Oscar-winning aunt in the family movie ‘Grand Champion.’ She built up her career through a number of small roles in her teens.
Emma’s big breakthrough came when she was cast in the lead role of the Nickelodeon show ‘Unfabulous’ in 2004. Her performance as a girl named Addie who sings out emotions earned Emma her next big role in the 2006 movie ‘Aquamarine.’ The film went on to become a huge success and garnered many award nominations. The success helped Emma launch her music career with the release of an album, ‘Unfabulous and More’. In 2007, Emma joined the Warner Bros. movie ‘Nancy Drew’ as the titular character; movies like ‘Wild Child (2008),’ ‘Hotel for Dogs (2009),’ ‘126.96.36.199. (2010),’ and ‘Scream 4 (2011)’ later followed.
At this point, the question that might be circling your mind is what is the next Emma Roberts movie or TV show? Well, the good news is that we have a clear answer to that question. Here’s the list of upcoming Emma Roberts films/TV shows scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that the latest Emma Roberts movies would be as good as some of her recent ones.
7. American Horror Story (2011 – )
Ryan Murphy recently revealed the official title and first look of the ninth season of ‘American Horror Story.’ Officially titled as ‘AHS:1984’, the upcoming season features Emma Roberts along with Olympian Gus Kenworthy, who plays her boyfriend. But Murphy didn’t slip out anything more about the plot and the couple’s role in it. Emma has played a telekinetic teen witch and former movie star Madison Montgomery in ‘Coven,’ the fortune teller Maggie Esmerelda in ‘Freak Show,’ the ambitious journalist Serena Belinda in ‘Cult,’ and Montgomery again in ‘Apocalypse.’
Murphy’s frequent collaborator Sarah Paulson is yet to confirm her return in the ninth season. Another regular face of AHS, Evan Peters, has already confirmed that he is sitting out this time. The only cast members who have their slots confirmed in the upcoming season are Roberts and Gus Kenworthy. The first look of ‘1984’ is a tribute to slasher classics like ‘Friday the 13th,’ ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street,’ and ‘Halloween.’ ‘American Horror Story: 1984‘ is expected to premiere on FX by mid-September.
6. UglyDolls (2019)
‘UglyDolls’ is an animated musical comedy adapted from the popular toy line of the same name. The movie is directed by Kelly Asbury, from a screenplay written by Alison Peck. Jane Hartwell and Robert Rodriguez serve as producers. The animated flick features an ensemble voice cast that includes Emma Roberts, Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas, Janelle Monáe, Pitbull, Blake Shelton, Bebe Rexha, Charli XCX, Wanda Sykes, Gabriel Iglesias, Wang Leehom, and Lizzo. The plot follows Moxy, voiced by Kelly Clarkson, who lives in Uglyville, a town of ‘broken and ugly’ toys rejected by toy stores. Moxy, along with a few friends in the neighborhood, goes to the town of Perfection in search of hope and love. ‘UglyDolls’ is a heartwarming story of the desire to love and be loved. The movie hits theaters on May 3, 2019.
5. The Hunt (2019)
Directed by Craig Zobel, ‘The Hunt’ is a political action thriller. Zobel, along with Damon Lindelof and Nick Cuse, has written the screenplay of the movie. ‘The Hunt’ features Emma Roberts, Justin Hartley and Glenn Howerton in the lead roles. Jim Klock, Charli Slaughter, Ike Barinholtz, and Dean West are the additional cast members. Though the plot details are kept under tight wrap, Collider reports that the movie follows a group of ‘rednecks’ who are captured and hunted down for fun by a group of wealthy men. The plot is expected to explore the clash between the political right and left in contemporary America. Jason Blum produces the movie for Blumhouse Productions, alongside Lindelof for White Rabbit. Cuse and Zobel also serve as executive producers. Universal Pictures has scheduled ‘The Hunt‘ for release on October 18, 2019.
4. Saurus City (TBA)
‘Saurus City’ is an upcoming animated movie directed by Nathan Smith. Emma Roberts joins Dennis Quaid and Ron Perlman to voice the leading characters in the movie. The plot centers on Slade, voiced by Ron Perlman, who is a Raptor Knight and Royal Guard responsible for protecting the Queen of the Kingdom of Dinopolis. But an assassin named Rind, voiced by Dennis Quaid, penetrates his defense and attacks the Queen. The unfortunate incident puts Slade in a dangerous and embarrassing position. When his sword, which is an emblem of his knighthood, breaks into two pieces in the attack, his stature as the Royal Guard and Knight is questioned by the elites.
After the attack, the Great Dinosaur clans start fighting each other for the throne and end up in doom. But Slade sees this chaos as an opportunity to regain his knighthood and broken image. Emma Roberts voices the new birth mother Sasha who is torn between maternal love and the duties to her motherland. She decides to bring her daughter to the Queen and the King against all odds to save the Kingdom of Dinopolis. The release date of ‘Saurus City’ is not out yet.
3. Holidate (TBA)
‘Holidate’ is an upcoming Netflix romcom produced by McG’s Wonderland Productions. The film is directed by John Whitesell — who is known for ‘Malibu’s Most Wanted’ — from a screenplay written by Tiffany Paulsen. The plot follows Sloane, played by Roberts, and Jackson, two singles who hate the holidays more than anything in the world. But after a chance encounter, they decide to be each other’s sole ‘holidate’ over the course of one year. McG produces the movie along with Mary Viola. ‘Holidate’ is the fifth collaboration between Netflix and Wonderland. The streaming platform has kept the plot and release date of the movie under the blanket.
2. Betches (TBA)
‘Betches’ is an animated television series based on the Millennial-focused media brand of the same name. Based on the young women’s humor website and popular Instagram account, Rachel Koller has written the script and executive produced the film alongside Betches Media co-founders Samantha Fishbein, Jordana Abraham and Aleen Kuperman. The brand is notorious for its portrayal of three millennial women in their 20s in New York. They say their thoughts out loud about the people around them, which are political statements and cultural commentaries at the same time. Emma Roberts voices one of the three women in the show. ‘Betches’ is produced by Bunim-Murray Productions. Gil Goldschein, Carli Haney and Kesila Childers serve as executive producers.
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1. Anya’s Ghost (TBA)
‘Anya’s Ghost’ is a supernatural comedy based on the award-winning graphic novel by Russian writer and illustrator Vera Brosgol. The movie is directed by Dan Mazer from a screenplay written by Patrick Ness. Jeremy Bolt’s Bolt Pictures and Benedict Carver’s Bullitt Entertainment produce the movie along with EOne. ‘Anya’s Ghost’ follows Anya, a 16-year-old who gets trapped in an underground cave where she frees Emily, played by Roberts, the ghost of a teenage girl who died a century earlier. But the newly found friendship creates more problems for Anya, her family and friends.
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