Jennifer Aniston in Talks to Star in Suburban Comedy for STXfilms
'My Blind Brother' writer-director Sophie Goodhart penned the script and will direct.
Jennifer Aniston is in final negotiations to star in an untitled suburban-set comedy being developed by STXfilms.
Sophie Goodhart, who wrote and helmed the Adam Scott-Nick Kroll comedy My Blind Brother, penned the script and is sitting in the director’s chair for the project.
The story centers on an over-scheduled and over-burdened suburban couple who go to great lengths to try to recapture the fun of their youth. The goal is to make the film R-rated.
STX had a big hit with Bad Moms ($113 million domestic) and is looking to keep the good times going with not just a sequel to the 2016 pic, which it will release later this year, but with this project, which follows in the adults or parents behaving badly vein.
The project is set up at Safehouse Pictures with Joby Harold and Tory Tunnell producing. Matt Schwartz and Douglas Banker are executive producing.
Sam Brown is overseeing for STX, along with the company’s Drew Simon and Jeannette Francis.
Safehouse previously produced Goodhart’s My Blind Brother, which was one of the highest selling titles at SXSW in 2016. The film also starred Jenny Slate.
For Aniston, the new comedy will be her second with STX, as she is also developing the project Significant Other as a vehicle for herself and Jason Bateman.
Aniston, who last starred in Office Christmas Party, is repped by CAA and Lighthouse Management. Goodhart is repped by UTA and 3 Arts Entertainment.