Jennifer Aniston will make her directorial debut when she steps behind the camera to helm a short film about breast cancer as part of the Lifetime Project Five Anthology Series.
The high-profile project will be an anthology of five short films exploring the impact of breast cancer on people’s lives, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The announcement was made Tuesday by Nancy Dubuc, President and General Manager of Lifetime Networks. The former Friends star, 42, will join Alicia Keys, Demi Moore, and Monster and Entourage director Patty Jenkins. Aniston will also be reuniting with Friends creator Marta Kauffman, who will be co-executive producing the project Jen.
“Our hope with ‘Project Five’ is to entertain, inform and inspire dialogue, research and prevention. Otherwise, our goals are small,” Aniston said in a statement. “We want these films to move people and empower those affected by breast cancer to stand tall through this challenge, which impacts all of our lives, no matter who we are.”
“I’m a big fan of this amazing group of powerful and creative women, and we are thrilled to be working with them on ‘Project Five,’” Dubuc chimes in. “It’s an awesome feeling to be able to give them such a strong platform to do what they do best — entertain and tell great stories — so that we all educate viewers about breast cancer through these five films of courage, love and hope.”
A fifth director will join the team for the five-part series, but that name has not yet been announced.