Peter Bogdanovich to direct Jennifer Aniston, Cybill Shepherd in ‘She’s Funny That Way’
Orson Welles author-confidant-filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich returns to the big-screen at the helm of a new Jennifer Aniston film.
Bogdanovich will direct Aniston, Cybill Shepherd, Brie Larson and Owen Wilson in "She's Funny That Way," from a screenplay he wrote with his ex-wife, Louise Stratten.
The comedy, earlier titled "Squirrel to the Nuts," centers on a married Broadway director (Wilson) who falls for a prostitute-turned-actress (Larson) and works to further her career. Aniston will play a therapist whose mother is in rehab for alcoholism. Earlier in pre-production, Olivia Wilde had been rumored to play the part of the therapist.
Filming begins in June in New York, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
"She's Funny That Way" reunites Bogdanovich with his one-time love Shepherd, who he directed in "The Last Picture Show," "Daisy Miller" and "At Long Last Love."
An Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee, Bogdanovich achieved his greatest successes in the 1970s with "The Last Picture Show," "What's Up, Doc?" and "Paper Moon."
His most recent directorial effort was the the 2007 Tom Petty documentary "Runnin' Down a Dream." He directed a few TV projects in 2004 and the theatrical release "The Cat's Meow" with Kirsten Dunst in 2001.
Bogdanovich is the author of several notable film books. including "This Is Orson Welles," which he co-wrote with Welles. He co-starred in Welles' still-unfinished "The Other Side of the Wind" and has worked on its completion since Welles' death in 1985.
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