Warren Beatty. Clint Eastwood. Drew Barrymore. Mel Gibson. So who will be the next actor to take a seat in the director’s chair? Miss Jennifer Aniston. “I have a project in development I’m going to direct,” she said recently. “After you get enough movies under your belt you sit back and go, ‘What’s next?’ It’s getting to a time where creatively I want to turn in a different direction.” [NY Post]
And a new direction sounds like a very good idea, since romantic comedy #1003, “The Bounty Hunter,” was lackluster and “The Switch”—an artificial insemination comedy once titled “The Baster”—doesn’t look much better. Since Jen hasn’t give us anymore information about what this “project” could be, our suggestions for her after the jump.
- “Friends: The Movie.” Just look at how well it worked for “Sex and the City.” And it’s not like the rest of the show’s stars are busy at the moment. Please, “Cougar Town” can wait.
- A comedy about a wild child-turned-Earth Mother who becomes addicted to adopting, and hatches a plan to adopt one child from every country on the planet. Hey, nothing wrong with a subtle hit on Angelina Jolie.
- A live-action version of “Snow White”—her favorite movie growing up—that will make Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland” look tame.
- I personally think “Office Space” was Jennifer’s best movie. Perhaps she could make “Office Space 2: Electric Bugaloo?”
- A John Mayer biopic.
- A thriller where a bride tosses the bouquet at her wedding, only to have it hit a chandelier and land back in her hands—as actually happened at her wedding to Brad Pitt. The unfortunate bouquet incident curses both of them.
- “Yoga-verse,” a documentary about yoga in America. Starting her guru, Mandy Ingber, of course.
- A remake of “The Three Amigos” starring herself, Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow.
- Since Jen is still on the search for the one, she should do a big-screen version of “The Bachelorette“ where hot dudes vie to win her affection. The first reality movie could go down in history.
- “Jolie-Pitt Wedding Crasher”
- A film, sort of like Gwyneth Paltrow’s “Sliding Doors,” where a woman leads several parallel lives with different men. One could be a guy who can’t handle her fame (Tate Donovan), another can leave her for a steamy actress (Brad Pitt), and another can be a friend/nookie buddy (Gerard Butler).
- An adaptation of “The Power of Now,” one of her fave books, which she sent to her “Marley & Me” co-star, Owen Wilson, after he tried to kill himself.
- A remake of her fave thriller, “Don’t Look Now.” The story: a couple travels to Venice and meets two elderly women, one of whom is psychic and contacts their dead daughter. She can cast Courteney Cox in the Julie Christie role and Gerard Butler as Donald Sutherland.
What movie would you like to see Jennifer direct?