Jennifer Aniston Circles ‘What Alice Forgot’ Dramedy at TriStar

David Frankel is no longer attached to direct the studio’s adaptation of Liane Moriarty’s best-selling novel

Last Updated: October 29, 2015 @ 7:33 PM

Jennifer Aniston is circling the title role in TriStar’s adaptation of Liane Moriarty‘s bestselling novel “What Alice Forgot,” an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap.

There’s no director attached yet, as Aniston’s “Marley & Me” director David Frankel is no longer involved, but the film will be produced by Anonymous Content and executive produced by Vincent Sheehan. TriStar’s Nicole Brown will oversee the project for the studio.

Aniston has her eye on the lead role of Alice, who suffers a head injury and wakes up thinking she’s in her mid-20s, only to realize that her real life is quite different than what she had imagined as a young lady. She sets out to find what went wrong with her life and how to move forward, which proves difficult.

TriStar is in the process of hiring a new writer to revamp the last draft of the script by Shauna Cross. The studio acquired the novel in July 2014 with the hope of making a commercial adaptation, though the film is now expected to be a more personal dramedy, according to the Tracking Board, where the news first originated several weeks ago.

Aniston recently starred in the indie drama “Cake” and the indie comedy “She’s Funny That Way.” She has “Mother’s Day” and “The Yellow Birds” on the horizon, and she’s also attached to star in New Line’s comedy “Mean Moms.”

Aniston is represented by CAA, Brillstein Entertainment Partners and Hansen, Jacobson.