I just have to laugh at this. Last year, and earlier this year, Jennifer Aniston spent a hefty amount of time and money, trying to get the public to believe that she was an Oscar worthy actress with her film, Cake. Honestly, the only thing she proved to me was that she can't carry an eight million dollar movie, and is going to be in a rough ride when it comes to getting more roles in films. Which is true. It's been almost seven months since Jennifer was not nominated for an Oscar, thus ending her glory run, and up until now she's been without a j-o-b.
Well, Jennifer Aniston fans, don't worry. She's got one now! In Gary Marshall's upcoming movie, to film in August, Mother's Day. Which, as you will note, is not the dramatic role that Jennifer purported to have wanted, but a romantic comedy/comedy film. She needs to up her game, and pour some of that Smart Water/Living Proof money into producing, if she wants to change the conversation about her acting. Cake wasn't it. Cake should've been her stepping stone. If I was advising her, the minute I started getting nominated for awards, I would've started saying in interviews that I viewed Cake as the stepping stone to making a second career in dramatic films. Talked more about that, not about how dreamy it was to go without makeup.
The movie will star Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Julia Roberts, and Jason Sudeikis. Honestly, the only person I think who doesn't need this movie is Jason Sudeikis. The others have been kicking rocks for a long time. Gary Marshall seems like a real sweetheart, saying that the movie will start filming in August. There is also apparently another film with the same name that has been filming on and off for the last few months, starring Susan Sarandon...and Courtney Cox. Lol. Jennifer and Courtney must get a kick out of that.
He talks to The Hollywood Reporter saying,
"Ours likely won’t be called Mother’s Day but I don’t know what the title will end up being," says the legendary filmmaker, who tells THR that he learned his lesson about titles way back in the Pretty Woman days. "It was originally called $3000 and I was trying to be a gracious director and I got everyone a jacket that said ‘$3000 cast and crew’ but they changed the title. Now everyone has this jacket that is worth nothing. I’m not doing that again with Mother’s Day. I’m waiting for the final title."
I think Gary Marshall is a sweet old guy, but man. He needs to just stop doing these terrible romcoms. They give the good, great, and even semi-decent romcoms a bad name.
Update: Apparently THR just links their previous story about how Jennifer is in negotiations to do the film. So I guess this isn't a hard confirmation that she is doing the movie....just that she wants to? We'll see, in August, I suppose.
Source: Hollywood Reporter