Jennifer Aniston is set to headline Robert De Niro‘s passion project The Comedian alongside the Oscar winner himself. The story finds it focus in De Niro’s character who is an unstable comedian that finds himself crossing paths with Aniston’s character at a wedding and with whom he later forms a close bond. This won’t be the first time De Niro takes on the role of a comedian, the actor has previously starred in Rupert Pupkin‘s 1982 flick The King of Comedy.
The script written by Art Linson along with Jeffrey Ross, known from Comedy Central Roast, has been eyed by De Niro for a while. The project first saw the light of day back in May when Mike Newell (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) was hired. He was later replaced by Taylor Hackford. Filming will begin in New York early next year. The film will be directed by Taylor Hackford and produced by John Linson and Cinelou’s Mark Canton and Courtney Solomon.