Jennifer Aniston Set To Star In Suburban Comedy From Sophie Goodhart | Film News
Friends alumna and Hollywood star Jennifer Aniston is in the final stages of joining an untitled suburban comedy in development at STXfilms. The project comes from writer/director Sophie Goodhart, known for recently heading My Blind Brother starring Adam Scott, Nick Kroll, and Jenny Slate.
The film is set to tell the R-rated story of a busy, burdened suburban couple who go to great lengths in the effort to return to their fun-filled youth. It’s an age old story, but with Aniston at the forefront – who has demonstrated her remarkable comedic abilities in Horrible Bosses (2011), We’re The Millers (2013), and most recently Office Christmas Party (2016) – it looks to be something special.
The film appears to be a recipe for success; suburban family + parents behaving badly = great comedy it seems, with the likes of Bad Moms proving a great hit, earning $113 million domestically (we’ll ignore the Ferrell–Poehler flop The House).
Suburban mums simply tend to make for some naturally fun viewing. Of all the characters in the recently wrapped Orphan Black, it was suburban mum Alison Hendrix and husband Donnie who provided the most laughs. Nia Vardalos also just announced upcoming dramedy Suburbs Famous, which details the journey of a suburban mum who finds fame after becoming an internet sensation.
The project is Aniston’s second in development with STX, as she is also working on Significant Other with now frequent collaborator Jason Bateman. It was also recently announced that Aniston will be making a return to TV on a dramatised morning-show series alongside pal Reese Witherspoon.
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