Mike Binder has been hired to adapt Kate Jacobs' novel The Friday Night Knitting Club for Universal Pictures and Red Om Pictures from producers Christine Peters and Julia Roberts.

Roberts will also star as a single mom who juggles the demands of running a knitting store with raising her teen daughter. The Hollywood Reporter adds her regular customers gather once a week to work on their latest projects and chat; when a tragedy occurs, the customers are forced to realize they've created more than just a knitting club.

There is no director attached yet for The Friday Night Knitting Club.