With "We're the Millers" earning $6.7 million from Wednesday screenings, and expected to bring Warner Bros. another $30 million by Sunday, the actress appears to have headlined another hit comedy. What's in store next for the popular actress? TheWrap takes a look at Aniston's upcoming projects.
The former "Friends" star will be seen in the upcoming crime comedy, "Life of Crime," which will make its world premiere while closing the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 15.
"Life of Crime" is based on an Elmore Leonard novel titled "The Switch," and described as a prequel to Quentin Tarantino's 1997 film "Jackie Brown," which was based on Elmore's novel "Rum Punch."
Nor Tarantino or stars Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson and Robert De Niro are involved, but the film follows Jackson and De Niro's "Brown" characters, Ordell Robbie and Louis Gara (now played by Mos Def and John Hawkes, respectively).
In the film, the duo conspire to kidnap Aniston, the wife of a wealthy Detroit developer (Tim Robbins), and hold her for ransom. The problem, however, is that her husband doesn't particulary care, so she teams up with her kidnappers to help them get their money, while exacting revenge on Robbins.
Aniston will continue building her comedic filmography — already accented by recent hits "Horrible Bosses" and "Just Go With It" — with a role in director Peter Bogdanovich's upcoming screwball comedy, "Squirrels to the Nuts." The Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach-produced film focuses on a married Broadway director, played by Owen Wilson, who falls for a prostitute-turned-actress and works to help her advance her career.
Don't expect Aniston to give audiences another big-screen striptease, though. Imogen Poots ("Fright Night") is playing the prostitute in the production currently filming in New York City, and Aniston plays a therapist.
Providing the film makes it past pre-production, Aniston is also set to star in "Miss You Already," a comedy about two life-long girlfriends whose relationship is put to the test when one starts a family and the other falls ill. Toni Collette is attached to co-star.
Aniston also signed on earlier this year to join Mark Duplass and Ben Kingsley in quirky sci-fi comedy "Convention."
She will play the sister of Duplass' character, an inventor who unveils a five-sided box at a national box convention. The miraculous invention defies the laws of physics, however, and accidentally rips a hole in the space-time continuum. Kingsley plays a maniacal, rival box magnate.