By Kevin Byrne
Updated July 30, 2009 at 12:00 PM EDT

Actor Billy Crudup is joining the cast of Columbia Pictures’ upcoming big screen adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert’s best-selling memoir Eat, Pray, Love. Variety says Crudup –who recently appeared in the films Public Enemies and Watchmen— will join co-stars Julia Roberts, Javier Bardem and Richard Jenkins when the production begins filming next week. Brad Pitt will co-produce.