Good pals and fellow actors Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman really enjoy making onscreen magic together playing significant others. And that’s exactly the title of their latest film together, Significant Others. The two have signed on to film the comedy, which is a flick the duo sold to STX Entertainment.
Bateman will also produce the film and is currently looking to take on the role of director, as well. Jen will wear the hat of executive producer. The screenplay for the film was written by Andrea Seigel and the plot revolves around a business woman who’s on the hunt to make it big time as a CEO, played by Aniston. The company, however, wants to meet with her spouse before she is offered the job.
Entertainment Weekly reminds of the pair’s previous onscreen collaborations.
“Aniston and Bateman previously starred in the rom-com The Switch and both Horrible Bosses movies. Last month, they signed on for Office Christmas Party along with Kate McKinnon and T.J. Miller.”
Bateman has previously directed films. As Hollywood Reporter shares, Bad Words was his directorial debut, which he also starred in. Most recently, Bateman directed Family Fang, which he took lead in as well, alongside Nicole Kidman.
The comedy duo are repped by CAA, Lighthouse Management and Hansen Jacobson. Seigel is associated with UTA Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment.
Hopefully, Aniston will be proud of this particular film, seeing as the star has recently shared that she is not entirely proud of a number of previous films she has starred in over the decades. During an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Jen admitted that she hangs her head in shame at some efforts she said yes to being a part of and stated that she used to try too hard to please her audience by selecting roles she thought they would like to see her in. She’s now learned to say “no,” as Harper’s Bazaar shares.
“There was a time when I worked and worked and worked. I loved it.”I’m trying to be better at [saying no].”
The Cake star now shares that it takes a role that she’s really passionate about to get her out of her Bel Air paradise with hubby Justin Theroux.
“I really have to love something to be leaving my home, my dogs, my husband. The older you get, the more you realize that.”
As for the roles that Jen is choosing, the selection is much more varied since she has begun to try her talent at dramatic roles.
“I can do other things. I feel a sense of freedom that I hadn’t necessarily felt before. Also, you have to start taking chances in an industry that’s very insecure about taking chances on people. People forget who actors are. They say, ‘You’re too known to play that part. You can’t disappear.’ And we’re like, ‘Give us a chance. We’ll disappear.’ “
Although Jen is sure to be candid and share about her change in perception of different facets of her life as well as to share about her loving relationship with Theroux, the beauty has made it known that privacy is also very important to she and Theroux. She commented about her conscious effort to stay off of social media.
“We work so hard to maintain some sort of life and privacy. Why would we intentionally put ourselves out there?”
Aniston also shared her take on how social media has changed the way fans interact when they meet her at events or out in public.
“It’s like you’re on TV or on a movie screen. They see you, hold their phone right up to your face, and take a picture. I’m like, I’m standing right here with a pulse! It’s sweet, though, just … different.”
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