{Exclusive} Jennifer Aniston Attached To Star In “What Alice Forgot” Adaptation


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〉Aniston will lead the adaptation of the acclaimed novel

17;s adaptation of 16;s acclaimed novel WHAT FORGOT is gaining some steam, with to star as the eponymous lead. Our sources confirm that Aniston has just become attached to the dramedy, which was to reunite her with her Marley & Me director , though is now falling off the project. , Kerry Kohansky Roberts, , and  are producing for , while oversees for the studio. is executive producing.

What Alice Forgot centers on -year-old Alice, who is about to give birth to her first child. She suddenly wakes up on the floor of her gym and finds that 10 years have passed and her life is in shambles: she is getting divorced, now has three kids, is fighting with her sister and is miserable all around. Alice, still believing that she17;s , sets out to find what went wrong with her life and how to move forward.

The film will differentiate from the novel, with Alice instead awakening from a head injury, discovering that she17;s a single mother of two and recently divorced from the man she thought was her soulmate. She then becomes determined to reignite her past love with her ex and get her old life back, which proves far more difficult than she anticipated.

wrote the previous draft, though our sources reveal that a new scribe is being courted to do a polish, with seeking to ground the and implement more emotional heft. The studio17;s pre-emptively picked up the novel in July of 014, with Devil Wears Prada helmer on board to direct. The direction, which previously was aimed at making Alice a big commercial outing, has changed to shape the film into a much more personal dramedy.


What Alice Forgot is an ideal choice for Aniston, who proved her ability to carry an emotional drama with her acclaimed performance in 01417;s Cake. Most recently, she starred in 17;s comedy She17;s Funny The Way, which co-starred her Marley & Me collaborator , as well as , , and .

Aniston is currently set to star in .17; comedy Mean Moms, which is slated to be directed by , who previously directed the actress in Horrible Bosses and her comedy We17;re the Millers. She17;ll also appear opposite in the romantic comedy Convention and will produce and star in Goree Girls.

Aniston is repped by and .