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Jennifer Aniston: Directing Short Film about Breast Cancer

Jennifer Aniston: Directing Short Film about Breast Cancer

Jennifer Aniston is set to direct a short film about breast cancer for Lifetime’s Project Five, a five part anthology series.

The 42-year-old actress will join Alicia Keys, Demi Moore, and Monster’s Patty Jenkins in directing the project – a fifth director is taking part but hasn’t been announced just yet.

“Our hope with Project Five is to entertain, inform and inspire dialogue, research and prevention. Otherwise, our goals are small,” Jennifer told Us Weekly. “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.”

Last year, Jennifer told WWD that she hoped to direct in the near future.

“It’s getting to a time where creatively I want to turn in a different direction,” Jen shared.

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  • Reality Check

    Good for embracing a worthy cause. There are so many women affected by breast cancer already. You go, Jen!

  • C

    Wow. Jennifer Aniston actually doing some good for once in her life.
    In between the selling water, her lame rom/coms , vacationing in Mexico, and dating various men that disappear faster than my nail polish dries, i thought she’d never do anything worth while.
    Well, good for you Jen. Keep at it!

  • Dany

    AT LEAST SHE’S NOT DOING SOME CRAPPY COMEDY FILM….
    HOPE THIS NEW PROJECT TURNS OUT GOOD..

  • Shana

    First she starts wearing black all the time, and now she wants to direct a movie. Will she go to help the refugees next? Stop now Jen! You don’t have to be Angelina. You are succesful being own authentic self!

  • Reality Check

    @C:
    You’re the lame one for your stupid, malicious comment.

  • http://Ta Sligo lambert ^______^ cute

    Nothing

  • h2o

    ugh I hope thats her recent photo and those are extenctions..she looks too much like Barbara Streisand with short hair, i really hate it.

  • Jawnifer

    i knew this annoucement was coming soon.
    she has been saying she wanted to direct since right before angie was scheduled to shoot her first film. stalker much?
    soon there will be pics out of her on the set.
    if this were purely done without self-seeking publicity, then she would have waited until it was already shot and ready for the promo tour.
    you dont see any of the other celebs speaking out about it this early on. and when it is ready to be premiered- she will be front and center, just how she likes it.
    btw- that is not a pretty pic of her.
    she wants the attention so she can get her country singing movie funded. and what ever happened to the buttercup movie? didnt she make statements about it so early in advance, and it ended up getting the financing pulled? just like goree girls?
    this is her way of trying to remain relevant.
    but her star is falling. good riddance.

  • http://J.com kaz simply Amaazingg !!!!!!!!

    Ohhh crap spiled

  • anybody?anybody?

    @C: just because she doesn’t hold photo ops every time she does something good, doesn’t mean she’s not charitable. she’s donated so much that people don’t know about because she does it be generous, not to increase her fame.
    Jennifer has made so much money from her acting, she probably doesn’t give a crap what anybody thinks while she laughs her way to the bank. and she’s not the only actress to date around. it’s HOLLYWOOD, people. why don’t you give carmen diaz this much crap? take your negativity elsewhere; it just makes you seem bitter and ugly.

  • Neon

    I have no doubt that she will try to get noticed by the UN so they can appoint her some type of ambassador. No doubt. Many celebs have been appointed. They just have to find a worthy cause. But Angie takes that role full force. That’s how she differs from the rest.
    Wearing all black, applying lipgloss, publicly favoring David Fincher, copying Angie’s red carpet style, recycling BP quotes, etc.
    When will it stop? And does she have ANY dignity left?
    I am still waiting for those Mexico hard-nipple bikini pics, Miss Chinny.

  • dina

    bravo jen!!!! why the negativity,,,she must be praised for the good work ….. she s amazing …. <3

  • Melinda

    @shana: Aniston gave her directorial debut in 2006 (‘room 10′ starring robyn wright) – so if you guys really need to bring this whole who copies who thing up – get your facts straight!

    @neon: oh and of course, angelina is the ONLY woman on this planet wearing black and using lipgloss. LMAO!!!!!

  • Jawnifer

    anyone notice that she needs to make statements waaaaay in advance in order to keep the public interested?
    i hardly see other celebs push publicity on projects that they havent even approached yet.
    example- buttercup, goree girls, this movie
    she even kept talking about horrible bosses and wanderlust during her promo rounds for the switch. she knows public interest is decreasing.
    she is directing this tv movie cuz no one will finance major films with her as the director, let alone as the lead actress.
    by doing this, she hopes to get bigger projects financed. it would not surprise me that she is trying to get signed by a major talent agency like UTA.
    hmmm….sounds like she of closely trying to follow another actress’ career moves. and let’s not forget to mention the copycat outifts and lipgloss application. STALKER.
    how can people not see this?

  • Neon

    wearing all black and applying lipgloss….
    of course many women do those things.
    but with her it is “all of a sudden” and coincidental.
    she just happened to apply lipgloss in front of cameras rolling after angie got all the attention at the GG’s?
    she just happens to wear all black all the time now when she never used to in her entire career?
    yeah, just coincidences. no stalking involved.
    she has not once ever applied lipgloss in front of cameras in her entire career, but just happens to do so after the GG’s.
    interesting. but not coincidental.

  • kalimero

    HATERS, SHE WON JURY PRIZE FOR BEST SHORT FILM “ROOM 10″ 2006!

  • Guest

    This came from a press release from Lifetime – since it’s the network the shorts will air on. Jennifer gave a statement in the release as she is both directing and co-producing and clearly has been one of the main people behind this project. There isn’t about getting the public or anyone else interested – it’s part of her job.

    It sounds like a great project and she’s long been wanting to direct again after successfully doing so with her co-director on Room 10 – award winning for them at the Santa Barbara Film Fest. Looking forward to the finished project.

  • Melinda

    @neon: all of a sudden?! are you kidding me?!

    that’ll make the front pages! “Aniston at age 42: all of a sudden wearing black and lipgloss for the first time in her life”

  • Tommy Boy

    @Jawnifer:

    You idiot. This will be Jen’s 2nd directorial film. She directed the short film Room 10 a couple years back before Angelina ever stood behind a camera.

  • anon

    Interesting since she has admitted to being a cigarette smoker, and has been reported many times to be a former and current pot smoker. Hmmm…she needs to re-read the research on the leading factors and causes of breast cancer (and all cancers for that matter).

  • ???

    another CO-Direct = lack of talent !!!

  • Neon

    @Melinda:
    all of a sudden in front of cameras. all of a suddent IN FRONT OF CAMERAS.
    how long has she been a celeb…and all of a sudden in front of cameras?
    trust me- angie and no other actress dreams of being the next chinnifer maniston. most would find that comparison as insult. hehe
    funny how no one wants to finance her big film projects. what ever happened to buttercup? hehe

  • Neon

    co-direct= lack of talent….INDEED.

  • Sue

    The woman is directing a film about breast cancer. You trolls should get off your lazy rears and do something with yourselfs instead of picking on her.

  • anon

    And will this film also bring awareness to the well documented and scientifically studied facts about the links between cigarette smoking and breast cancer. Add, birth control to that mix and the risk goes up even higher. Regular intake of alcohol is also now known to be a proven risk for breast cancer. Hmmmm that would cover many, if not most femal celebs who regularly use and intake both on a regular basis, while selling a supposedly healthy image. It’s an industry full of hypocrisy. If she really wants to help she will cover known risks. She has also admitted to being a smoker.

  • Goopy

    Old, old, moldy news. This is a Stephen Huvane Special Recycling Event to keep his pitiful client in the forefront of the entertainment news.

    This is a handhold job just like Jen’s “directorial debut”. It is film dirction by committee and involves no risks for her … financial, artistically or otherwise.

    LAME!

  • anon

    BTW her good friend Sheryl Crowe, if you couldnt already tell by the lines around her mouth and her voice, was and probably still is a smoker as well. Ditto with Christina Applegate…hopefully she quit for her baby. The industry puts pressure on girls and women to be a certain size and encourage a certain lifestyle, both of which create a culture of using cigarette smoking (even during pregnancy) and even cocaine to lose and maintain weight. While they respond with shock and awe when one of them, known to smoke, drink etc, gets cancer, heart disease etc. Oh and let’s not forget the telethons.

  • LOL

    welcome back maniston lol : TV of course !

  • kalimero

    PURITAN!!!!!
    SO WHAT IF SHE IS SMOKER? BRAD IS SMOKER TOO.ANGELINA USED X,Y,Z,XY,XZ,XYZ…..

  • maria

    “JUST JOLIE JARED+ FANS IDIOTS AND CRAZY JOLIE= TRASHHHHHHHHHHH”

  • Neon

    isnt this a co-direct?
    meaning that there is more than one person directing?
    a direction by commitee?
    why is she front and center and not the rest?
    and why promote it when it hasnt even filmed yet?
    is someone feeling insecure cuz their star is falling and no one cares?
    a known smoker is making a film about preventing cancer= a person that hated the attention their hair got but still cut their hair in the middle of a promo tour and had their hairdresser give interviews about it

  • Neon

    People that make films about cancer prevention and still smoke/drink/drugs are contradicting their message.
    aniston=hypocrite
    listen to her smoker voice. she will soon sound like a man.

  • maria

    just “JOLIE” jared+crazy and idiots JOLIE=shit and trashhhhhhhhh

  • bob

    @maria: drink your margarita and shut up your mouth

  • dina

    plz anybody answer me plz…why all the hate towards jen aniston???
    wt exactly did she do wrong? except for silly rumors coming every now and then u chose to believe….but when it comes to brangelina god forbid all the tabloids say r false…..a 6 years mystery…

  • Speak Now

    If you people bash Jennifer for this, then you have SERIOUS issues and need help, asap.

    Don’t bash people for doing good things.

  • Neon

    aniston is a pathetic stalker that coattails off of the fame of others. she still continually uses her divorce for publicity. people are sick of her. look at pay attention, then you shall see what many have. thats why her movies tank and her fan base has twindled.
    look and pay attention. most just want her to go away already. box office numbers tell the truth. see the pattern- of her movie success and her stalking.

  • Neon

    aniston is a pathetic stalker that coattails off of the fame of others. she still continually uses her divorce for publicity. people are sick of her. look at pay attention, then you shall see what many have. thats why her movies tank and her fan base has twindled.
    look and pay attention. most just want her to go away already. box office numbers tell the truth. see the pattern- of her movie success and her stalking.

  • Neon

    aniston is a pathetic stalker that coattails off of the fame of others. she still continually uses her divorce for publicity. people are sick of her. look at pay attention, then you shall see what many have. thats why her movies tank and her fan base has twindled.
    look and pay attention. most just want her to go away already. box office numbers tell the truth. see the pattern- of her movie success and her stalking.

  • alana

    Well, as long as she is behind the camera.

  • alana

    Well, as long as she is behind the camera.

  • Jawnifer

    aniston is a pathetic stalker that coattails off of the fame of others. she still continually uses her divorce for publicity. people are sick of her. look at pay attention, then you shall see what many have. thats why her movies tank and her fan base has twindled.
    look and pay attention. most just want her to go away already. box office numbers tell the truth. see the pattern- of her movie success and her stalking.

  • haha

    @jawnifer…speaking of box ofiice…. just go wit it exceeded 100$million in us 156$million worldwide coast prod:80 mill$….yeah she reaaaallyyyy is tanking….u ll tell me she co stared adam sandler…but angie co stared “johnny depp” but wanted tanked big time ….!!!!!

  • haha

    srry the tourist….

  • dina

    @haha u mean the tourist …. but got your point….truee

  • haha

    sorry i meant the tourist….:S:S

  • franky

    @haha u meant the tourist….:S:S

  • Kiko

    smoker or non-smoker: cancer can happen to everyone and in every family! it happened in mine and since then I really appreciate it when people try to raise awareness of this disease. shame on all the pathetic haters!

  • LOL

    @haha:

    salt without mega co-star 118 mil $
    management without mega co-star 0 mil $

  • bob

    @dina: Silly rumors that she never denied. Her Vogue cover in red dress tell all.