We love us some Jennifer Aniston, but let's be honest — she doesn't exactly star in Oscar contenders. But her next film might surprise us, according to the director, at least.
The 44-year-old actress is starring in an untitled film based on Elmore Leonard's book The Switch, prequel to his novel Rum Punch, which was adapted to the famous Quentin Tarantino film Jackie Brown, starring Samuel L. Jackson and Robert De Niro. A lot of information, we know.
This new untitled project has Aniston playing an abused housewife, and apparently her performance was so intense that even the director broke down in tears!
"It's the best work she's ever done, and she'll blow people away," said the director, Daniel Schechter. "I don't think people will see it coming. She's so talented, and I was crying while watching it."
The Switch will also showcase the talents of Isla Fisher, John Hawkes and Mos Def. Schechter previously directed another indie film, Supporting Characters, which was very well received by the critics.
"I'm enormously proud," he told the Huffington Post. "John Hawkes and Yasiin Bey [Mos Def's real name] are incredibly deep thinkers. They read the book. They have their own personal life perspective. I don't think they're going to study what De Niro and Jackson did [in Jackie Brown]; they don't want to be doing any kind of imitation of those characters. But I cannot wait to see them together. I think it will be worthy of the amazing performances that De Niro and Jackson gave, for sure."
Well, colour us excited! We can't wait to see what Schechter will do with the book and the wonderful cast. Opinions? Can Aniston deliver?
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