Billy Crudup has boarded Eat, Pray, Love, Columbia Pictures' adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert's bestselling memoir that Ryan Murphy is directing from a script he wrote with Jennifer Salt.

According to Variety, Crudup joins Julia Roberts, Javier Bardem and Richard Jenkins.

Crudup will play Steven, who is married to Gilbert (Roberts). His hopes to have children are dashed when her quest to get pregnant leaves her feeling she is not living the life she wants. She embarks on a journey of self-discovery around the world.

Brad Pitt and Dede Gardner are producing through Plan B.

Eat, Pray, Love begins shooting next week.