Jennifer Aniston Joins Peter Bogdanovich's Broadway-Themed Film
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Formerly known as SQUIRRELS TO NUTS, Bogdanovich and Louise Stratten penned the script that follows a married Broadway director (Wilson) who helps a former prostitute become an actress. Red Granite Pictures is financing the film.
Aniston is set to play a therapist whose mother is completing a stint in rehab for alcoholism. The former FRIENDS actress joins Wilson, Jason Schwartzman, Cybil Shepherd, Eugene Levy, and Kathryn Hahn for the comedy.
Production on SHE'S FUNNY THAT WAY is set to kick off this June in New York City. As of now, no theatrical release date has been set by the studio.
The actress is best known for her role as Rachel Green on the beloved sitcom FRIENDS. Aniston has also appeared in such films as THE BREAK-UP, HE'S JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU, THE BOUNTY HUNTER, and HORRIBLE BOSSES.
Peter Bogdanovich began directing plays Off-Broadway and in New York summer theater at just 20. He wrote a series of three monographs on Orson Welles, Howard Hawks and Alfred Hitchcock for the Museum of Modern Art and wrote a classic series of feature articles and profiles for Esquire, including a groundbreaking Humphrey Bogart tribute and definitive pieces on James Stewart, Jerry Lewis and John Ford.
In 1966, he began working in movies first as Roger Corman's assistant on The Wild Angels; within a year, Corman financed Bogdanovich's first film as director-writer-producer-actor with the cult classic Targets, starring Boris Karloff in his last great film role. In 1971, Bogdanovich commanded the attention of both critics and public with The Last Picture Show -- starring then-unknowns Jeff Bridges and Cybill Shepherd, Ellen Burstyn and Cloris Leachman -- a look at small-town Texan-American life in the early 1950s. The film, which was recently designated a National Treasure by The Library of Congress, earned eight Academy Award nominations, including for Best Director and Best Screenplay.