According to Variety, Catherine Zeta-Jones is in negotiations to star in -- and may produce -- Rachel's Holiday for Universal-based Working Title Films.

The picture, to be directed by Francesca Joseph, is an adaptation of Marian Keyes' novel about a woman's drug addiction.

In the dramatic story with comic moments, the protag overdoses on sleeping pills and then finds herself losing her boyfriend, best friend and job before being flown from New York back to Dublin, Ireland, to check into a rehab clinic.

Jonathan Harvey wrote an earlier draft of script.

Zeta-Jones will next appear in Legend of Zorro for Columbia Pictures.