Amazon Studios won the bid ahead of Julia Roberts and Jennifer Aniston
Julia Roberts and Jennifer Aniston will change bodies soon!
The two famous actresses will grace the screens of fans in an upcoming comedy written by filmmaker Max Barbakow. The pair previously worked together when the “Pretty Woman” star guest-starred on the second season of “Friends” and “Mother’s Day.” Amazon won the huge deal in an auction against stiff competition from four other production companies and streamers.
Julia Roberts and Jennifer Aniston star in the body-swapping comedy
Following the surprise box office success of Roberts and George Clooney’s ‘Ticket To Paradise,’ Amazon has inked a deal for the new comedy starring the ‘Wonder’ star and the 53-year-old actress.
The previous film seems to have boosted their confidence after raking in more than $169 million at the box office worldwide last year, thanks to the power of older adults watching it.
Julie Rapaport and Jennifer Salke, head of movies, believe that coupled with the latest comedy acquisition with huge stars, this is a step forward for Amazon in strengthening their movie empire.
Based on DeadlineThe screenplay was written by Barbakow, who is best known for directing Andy Samberg-Cristin Milioti’s 2020 comedy “Palm Springs,” which “Neon and Hulu” won at Sundance for a then-festival record.
The still untitled film is written and directed by the cinematographer. Meanwhile, LuckyChap Entertainment – Margot Robbie’s production label Josey McNamara and Tom Ackerley will produce under Aniston’s Echo Films and Robert’s Red Om Films banner.
Not only did Amazon win the body-swapping comedy, but Simon Kinberg’s “Red Shirt,” starring “Step Up” actor Channing Tatum and directed by David Leitch, also won. Another was Nick Stoller’s wedding comedy starring veteran actors Will Ferrell and Reese Witherspoon, and Sundance’s “Flora and Son.”
The auction was conducted by CAA and it was observed that if the packages involving A-listers could be expedited and fit into the release schedule as soon as possible, it would be the best way to make the most money.
It should also be noted that by the time the ‘We’re The Millers’ actress and ‘Notting Hill’ star’s film is completed, each it will hit your paycheck which includes their background acquisition and payment.
Hirsch Wallerstein and CAA will represent the 55-year-old; “Office Space” stars Lighthouse Management, Hansen Jacobson and CAA; Max Barbakow of Range Media Partners, Jim Gilio and Jonathan Sauer of Sloan, Offer and CAA; LuckyChap attorney Jeff Bernstein, Entertainment 360 and CAA.
Aniston Reveals Fangirl Moment During “My Best Friend’s Wedding” Actress
Everyone fantasizes about meeting their heroes and even rehearses what they would say to them, hoping it won’t be awkward around them. Acclaimed celebrities are also amazed when they get the chance to work closely with someone they admire.
This was also the case for Aniston, who revealed how she was thrilled to meet Roberts on set. Grayling Todaythe “Just Go with It” actress explained how it felt you get a star over the mother of three.
Despite knowing each other before working together on “Mother’s Day,” there was footage of Aniston fumbling her lines while filming their characters and calling her co-star by her real name, “Julia.”
When asked why this happened, she exclaimed: “Because it’s Julia Roberts! Everything!” they say E.T during the premiere of the film. Since Hollywood is such a small world, and they would have crossed paths in several places, including red carpet appearances and auditions, you’d think it would be cool to meet Roberts up close.
This only made matters worse, as the producer went on to explain that he was totally blown away when he got to see the “August: Osage County” star in his acting element. The ‘Marley & Me’ actress commented: ‘It’s a different thing to work with them in some way and then to do what you both do together. You know what I mean?”