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Aniston and Roberts to lead body-swap comedy

Digital Spy (UK) logo Digital Spy (UK) 30/01/2023 Dan Seddon

Friends favourite Jennifer Aniston is teaming up with Julia Roberts for a comedy over at Amazon Studios.

According to Deadline, this body-swap caper was up for auction among various streaming platforms and studios recently, with the company behind last year's Catherine, Called Birdy and Thirteen Lives submitting the biggest offer.

Max Barbakow (Palm Springs) will write and direct the movie, while Margot Robbie's LuckyChap Entertainment is also involved.

Related: Jennifer Aniston walked off Friends reunion set multiple times

Alongside her iconic sitcom roots, Aniston has graced a great number of funny flicks over the years, including Netflix's Murder Mystery, Bruce Almighty and We're the Millers.

Roberts, meanwhile, took home an Oscar for her lead performance in the 2000 drama Erin Brockovich, followed by notable turns in Amazon Prime's stunning first season of Homecoming, the Ocean's franchise and Ticket to Paradise.

Ahead of the latter's 2022 premiere, the actress joked: "It is a romantic comedy. [George Clooney] plays my ex-husband. I think it's so funny and George is so funny, and George and I together, it's probably going to be terrible because there's too much potential for it to be great, it'll just implode on it itself.

"I think that should be the commercial for the movie: 'It's probably going to be terrible.' I'm so glad my publicist is on a plane right now."

Julia Roberts © Getty Images Julia Roberts

Related: First trailer for Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston's Murder Mystery 2

Earlier this month, we were given a glimpse of Roberts in her first-ever Netflix project, an adaptation of Rumaan Alam's novel Leave the World Behind.

Also starring Ethan Hawke, Mahershala Ali, Myha'la Herrold and Kevin Bacon, it sees one family's vacation sinisterly interrupted by two strangers claiming there's been a blackout.

They must each decide on the best method to survive the crisis, while grappling with their place in a crumbling world.


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