After not having much success with romantic comedies on the big screen, Jennifer Aniston is now heading for tearjerker territory. Deadline reports that Aniston will star in “Miss You Already,” a London-set drama co-written by Paul Andrew Williams and Morwenna Banks. Williams will direct as well.
The story focuses on “a pair of lifelong best friends whose relationship gets torn to bits when one becomes pregnant and the other sick.” Oh good lord. The producers say, “The idea is that it’s Beaches set in a glossy London, it’s a real old-fashioned tearjerker.” All I’m asking at this point is that Aniston’s character be American. Please don’t let her be British. No, don’t do that to us. Casting is underway for someone to play Aniston’s friend.
When I said above that Aniston had failed with romantic comedies, I meant that her movies were generally bad and weren’t big hits. However, I should note that they typically didn’t cost much, so even a modest return made producers willing to come back to her. So I can’t say that her movie career has been a complete failure, though it sure looks and feels like it. I will say this–on TV she displayed some kind of comic ability, and the medium suited her. I’m completely not sold on her as the one to overcome and make credible the bathetic premise of this movie. I think it’s possible, but I’ll be surprised if Aniston is the one to do it. Sorry. I’ve always heard she was a very nice person, though. That’s all I can say.