Congratulations! Well-deserved! (You know what I mean.)
“I mean, do you know how long I have tried to have somebody let me unleash my on-screen dirtbag? A really long time. And thank God this category just popped up. So I would like to say ‘thank you’ to the television show ‘Friends’ for letting me unleash the inner sweetheart and here’s to [director] Seth Gordon for allowing me to be a dirtbag.”
Jennifer appears in the second episode of Burning Love and any fan of good comedy should check it out. Make sure to watch the whole episode to have the desired effect. (And maybe support her Wanderlust co-stars Ken Marino and Malin Akerman by watching more than this episode featuring Jen.)
Watch it here, on Yahoo!.com and enjoy!
According to director Daniel Schechter, Jennifer is officially on board for Switch (no, not the one from 2010 that shocked Bill O’Reilly that we’ve arrived in the 21st century) and it will start shooting in late summer. “The cast is phenomenal so far (Jen Aniston, Dennis Quaid, John Hawkes, Yasiin Bey, Ty Burrell), with two juicy roles yet to be cast. It’s a dream project and every day I’m pinching myself that I’m going to direct it.”
About Jennifer specifically, he said, “She’ll play Margaret “Mickey” Dawson, our female lead. I just realized the other day it’ll be her first period film (it takes place in 1977), which is cool. Although she did have some sweet 80′s flashbacks in “Friends.” I’m really excited to see her in this role.”
The movie is an adaption of the Elmore Leonard novel The Switch. Quaid is set to play Jen’s crooked real estate developer husband. She’s kidnapped and ransomed by two ex-cons (Hawkes and Bey) and when the lowlife husband sees this as a way to get rid of his wife and refuses to pay the ransom, the kidnappers embrace a new opportunity: teaming with a pissed off bombshell housewife to get all of her husband’s money.
The ex-con characters, Louis Gara and Ordell Robbie, are earlier versions of the characters that appeared in Leonard’s Rum Punch, which Quentin Tarantino turned into Jackie Brown.
Miss You Already is supposed to be a comedy/drama that follows a pair of lifelong best friends whose relationship gets torn to bits when one becomes pregnant and the other sick. Paul Andrew Williams is directing and co-wrote the script with Morwenna Banks. The film will shoot in London in summer 2012. Samantha Horley, whose UK-based The Salt Company is exec producing and handling international sales, has said that discussions are underway to cast Aniston’s partner. The character will be British, the actress doesn’t have to be.
Writer-director Paul Andrew Williams is on Twitter and the latest he has been able to announce about this project is that aside from Jen, “[...] no casting news as yet but there will be a ton of announcements.”
Two other projects that are very vague and possibly more in the category of “rumors” are a comedy-heist film written and directed by Justin Theroux right now cleverly titled The Untitled Justin Theroux Project and We’re The Millers, a comedy about a pot dealer who pulls together a fake wife and two kids to pose as an RV road-tripping family so that he can smuggle 1000 pounds of pot cross country. Rawson Thurber is set to direct and Jen is “in talks” to play the fake wife, who’s actually a hooker. This movie could team her up with her friend and Horrible Bosses co-star Jason Sudeikis as he is in talks to play the pot smuggler. The script is written by Bob Fisher and Steve Faber.
While a lot of rumors are floating around about possible movie projects, not much has been confirmed yet (upcoming post will reveal more). But we have some good news! Wanderlust comes out on DVD/Blu-Ray on June 19th (2 months!), so mark your calendars because you don’t want to miss these special features!
And – what I am most excited about – WANDERLUST – THE BIZARRO CUT: 80 minutes of the film with alternate jokes in nearly every scene.
Jen is attached to star in Miss You Already set to shoot this summer. It’s a dramedy about two lifelong best friends whose relationship gets torn to bits when one becomes pregnant and the other sick. Sounds heartbreaking and intriguing! The second friend is not yet cast. Any hopes and dreams of a co-star?
As we announced yesterday, lots of upcoming talk show appearances! And one more with The Tonight Show with Jay Leno! Here the current list of scheduled appearances:
Chelsea Lately – February 21
Conan – February 22
Ellen – February 23
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno – February 24
Other cast and crew members doing promotion for Wanderlust so far are Paul Rudd (Letterman on February 22 and Jimmy Fallon on February 24) and David Wain (Jimmy Fallon on February 21).
Aaand, for some hot news, pick up GQ’s March issue with Jen and Paul on the cover (scans in the forum)!
Happy 34th (right?) birthday, Ms. Aniston! We love you. Have a great birthday with your loved ones.
Jen will be on Conan on February 22, on Chelsea Lately on February 21 and on Ellen on February 23 to promote Wanderlust! So excited, mark your calendars!
The premiere will be on Thursday, February 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Regency Village Theatre, 961 Broxton Ave, in Westwood Village. So, only 5 days to go!
Jennifer is on the cover of March’s InStyle. Pick it up when it’s in stores!
She is also supposed to get her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this month. Unfortunately, we have no exact date yet. Keep your eyes and ears open.
Jennifer is scheduled to appear on her friend’s, Ellen DeGeneres’ Show, in February. No exact date has been announced yet. [Source.]
As for even more exciting news…
… check out this TV spot that was posted today on the official YouTube page for Wanderlust.
Check out this preview clip from After Lately. The season finale airs this Sunday, January 29 at 11 PM on E! and stars Jen as well as Jay Leno and Jane Fonda. Spoiled alert, of course, if you want to wait for the entire episode on Sunday.
Jennifer is also rumored to have bought a new house in Bel Air, Los Angeles. No confirmation from Jen or her rep yet.
We’ve already heard that Jen is nominated for two People’s Choice Awards this year (find out if she won an award tomorrow – January 11, 2012!) but there’s more!
Horrible Bosses has been nominated for a Critics’ Choice Award for Best Comedy! The 17th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards will be held on January 12, 2012 at the Hollywood Palladium and broadcast live on VH1.
Along with Demi Moore, Patty Jenkins, Alicia Keys and Penelope Spheeris, Jen has been nominated for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Mini-Series for 2011 for Five. (Directorial Team for Ms. Moore, Ms. Aniston, Ms. Spheeris, Ms. Keys, Ms. Jenkins; Unit Production Manager: Richard Rothschild; First Assistant Director: Cara Giallanza; Second Assistant Director: Hope Garrison.)
The winners will be announced at the 64th Annual DGA Awards Dinner on Saturday, January 28, 2012, at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Los Angeles.
Five is also nominated for a NAACP Image Award in the category Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special. The awards are on February 17, 2012.
(Jenifer Lewis ,Rosario Dawson and Tracee Ellis Ross are all nominated for Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special.)
Also, the screenplay for “Five” is nominated for a Writer’s Guild of America award in the category LONG FORM – ORIGINAL. Let’s give the writers a shout-out! “Pearl,” Written by Deirdre O’Connor, “Charlotte,” Written by Stephen Godchaux, “Cheyanne,” Written by Howard Morris, “Lili,” Written by Jill Gordon, “Mia,” Written by Wendy West
The 2012′s Writer Guild of America awards are held on Sunday, February 19, 2012 at the Hollywood Palladium, 6215 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028.