Jennifer Aniston To Direct Short Film About Breast Cancer
“Just Go With It” star Jennifer Aniston has signed on to direct a short film about breast cancer for the Lifetime channel’s Project Five anthology.
“Our hope with Project Five is to entertain, inform and inspire dialogue, research, and prevention,” Aniston told Us Weekly. “Otherwise, our goals are small. We want these films to move people and empower those affected by breast cancer to stand tall through this challenge, which impacts all of our lives—no matter who we are.”
The short film series will employ several celebrities as directors, such as Demi Moore, Patty Jenkins, Alicia Keys, and one yet-to-be-named guest director.
According to Reuters, the series will be overseen by “Friends” co-creator, Marta Kauffman. The project will reunite Kauffman and Aniston, who haven’t worked together since the NBC sitcom ended.
This will be Aniston’s second attempt at directing. Her foray into directing began with the film “Room 10,” which starred Kris Kristofferson and Robin Wright Penn.
When asked about her future in directing, Aniston says, “After you get enough movies under your belt, you sit back and go, ‘What’s next?’ It’s getting to a time where creatively I want to turn in a different direction.”
All in due time. First, the actress has two upcoming movies to promote: The comedies “Horrible Bosses” and “Wanderlust.”