Jennifer Aniston will executive produce and star in Cake, a Black List script about a woman who becomes fascinated with the suicide of a woman in her chronic pain support group. According to a release from the newly forged Cinelou Films DHJ, Aniston’s character, “the acerbic, hilarious Claire Simmons” “uncovers the details of Nina’s suicide and develops a poignant relationship with Nina’s husband.”
“Of the zillions of Jennifer Aniston fans, I might be the biggest one of all,” director Daniel Barnz (Beastly) said, in a statement. “I’ve especially loved her more dramatic performances, and I can’t wait to watch her tackle a role that has such a brilliantly funny voice and so much raw pain (hats off to writer Patrick Tobin).”
According to Deadline, Cake will be the first Cinelou movie in a recently announced co-financing deal between After Dark Films and Shenghua Entertainment that is budgeting for five $7-10 million pictures in the next 18 months.