Jennifer Aniston And Dennis Quaid Up For Jackie Brown Prequel Switch
Jennifer Aniston looks right at home in the upcoming comedy Wanderlust, starring opposite her Object of My Affection Paul Rudd (not to mention her real boyfriend Justin Theroux) and laying on the comedic charm we're so familiar with. But from here on out, Aniston looks to be stepping a little bit more out of her comfort zone. She's already attached to the Beaches-esque dramedy Miss You Already, and now Deadline reports that she is in talks for Switch, an adaptation of Elmore Leonard's novel that serves as a prequel to Jackie Brown.
The prequel moniker isn't entirely accurate-- Leonard's novel's frequently feature characters crossing over from one story to the next, and of course, Tarantino isn't involved in this one. But with Dennis Quaid also set to join Aniston, and a cast that already includes Ty Burrell, John Hawkes and Yaslin Bey, this movie ought to be able to get enough attention all on its own, even with the relatively unknown director Dan Schechter in charge of it. Hawkes and Bey would play the main characters, two ex-cons who kidnap the wife (Aniston) of a crooked real estate developer (Quaid), who refuses to pay the ransom and sees this as an opportunity to get rid of the wife he doesn't want all that much anyway. The crooks, not being dumb, then team up with the jilted wife to take all her husband's money anyway.
It sounds like the crime film will give Aniston plenty of room to show off her comedic skills, but Switch seems like a far cry from something like, oh, the Aniston comedy The Switch, which was the kind of strained rom-com that's much more familiar on her resume. She seems to know it's time for a change, and I'm looking forward to seeing what she might have to show us that's new.
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