Jennifer Aniston playing against type in two roles
Jennifer Aniston's next two projects aim to shake up her girl next door image. The Friends alum will play a sexually inappropriate dentist in Horrible Bosses and then a pot-smoking swinger in Judd Apatow's Wanderlust. It's a whole new Jennifer Aniston!
First up for Aniston is Horrible Bosses, which follows the tale of three friends who decide to murder each other's Horrible Bosses and is due out in July 2011.
With an ensemble cast that includes Colin Farrell, Jason Bateman, Jamie Foxx, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day, the dark comedy has already earned much attention.
While the initial buzz was about the stellar cast being pulled together, however, everyone's now talking about Jennifer Aniston's role as a sex-crazed, manipulative dentist who crosses the line with her hygienist, her hygienist's fiance and a patient under anesthesia.
Whether or not she's Farrell's boss, word is the two have some raunchy scenes and fans will see a new side -- or two -- of Jennifer Aniston.
"The part is provocative and sexual, but also hysterically funny," Aniston's rep revealed. "There are no plans for her to go fully nude or topless, but the role does require an aggressive sexuality that many folks have not seen from Jennifer on screen before."
Her new project, Wanderlust, also due out next year, will continue to shake up our image of the Friends alum.
She and her The Object of My Affection co-star Paul Rudd are back together for a Judd Apatow feature and it sounds like less of a departure for Apatow than Jennifer Aniston.
Apatow is of course known for raunchy, low-brow and stoner comedies that are massive hits, including Get Him to the Greek, Pineapple Express, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Superbad and Knocked Up.
In Wanderlust, Aniston will play one half of a couple who can't get it together to buy their own place in New York City. Instead, they're forced to move to Georgia to shack up with her brother-in-law.
The road trip to their new home proves to be life changing in a whole different way after they happen upon a commune where sex orgies and pot smoking abound.
Our favorite girl next door will not only get in on the marijuana smoking, but will also have sex with two men and a woman who gives birth moments later, according to Us Magazine.
Jennifer Aniston may have decided it was time to shake things up after her last flick banked only $20 million in its opening weekend. That said, we've seen her shine in offbeat movies like Office Space and with offbeat roles like her character in The Good Girl. This could be just what she needs to stay in the game.
While Jennifer Aniston is just getting to work on these new projects, she's also set to hit theaters August 20 in The Switch, which also stars Bateman, along with Juliette Lewis, Jeff Goldblum and Patrick Wilson.
Aniston plays a 40-year-old singleton that gets knocked up with the help of a turkey baster, only to learn years later that her best pal (Bateman) swapped out the main ingredient and replaced it with his own sperm sample!