"Hallelujah -- Jennifer Aniston is finally changing things up at last! After her most recent film, The Switch, flopped, we couldn’t help but think that Jen needed to take some serious risks with her roles. We’re happy to confirm that she’s doing just by signing on to the Judd Apatow-produced comedy, Wanderlust.
Judd Apatow and Paul Rudd at the after party for the L.A. premiere of 'Knocked Up' at the Mann's Village Theater on May 21, 2007
Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston attending 'Object Of My Affection' NYC Screening on 15th April 1998
In the film, which begins shooting this fall, Jen and Paul Rudd play Linda and George, a happily married couple who can no longer afford to live in Manhattan when George loses his job. En route to live with his brother in Atlanta, the pair stop overnight at an inn – which really happens to be a commune – and decide to live their lives as freeloading hippies for awhile.For starters, the 41-year-old actress goes topless! Yup, that’s right – while protesting a new Wal-mart, Jen rips off her shirt to stop a slew of bulldozers! [Linda RUNS into the one already shoveled hole, RIPS OFF HER SHIRT, and stands TOPLESS in front of the bulldozer, reads the script]. Secondly, she takes the term ‘free love’ VERY literally. Not only does she sleep with every other guy on the commune, but she has a threesome with two WOMEN, one of whom happens to be pregnant! Not only that, but she also smokes weed on the regular AND - like her character Kassie Larson in the The Switch - has a baby, but there’s a twist. She may or may not know who the daddy is by movie’s end…
While seeing Jen go wild may be a disconcerting change, we’re stoked that she’s finally got the guts to try something new. Plus, Judd Apatow just might be the man to turn her career around! After all, his movies – like Pineapple Express, Knocked Up and Funny People – are box office gold. And if this doesn’t do the trick, at least Jen can pick up some pointers for Counter-Clockwise, her big screen directorial debut". Source: www.hollywoodlife.com
Along Came Polly:
Ben Stiller and Jennifer Aniston as Reuben and Polly in "Along came Polly" (2004)
"For a film that is only mildly funny and completely forgettable, it is easily Aniston’s best romantic comedy role. Because it doesn’t have the same recycled plot structure, sexist joke conventions or poor acting, Along Came Polly is at least tolerable to watch. With Stiller, Baldwin and Hoffman in it Aniston still manages to hold her own comedic chops, playing a flaky, scatter brained nut with a few different notes than we’ve seen her play before.
The Good Girl
Jake Gyllenhaal and Jennifer Aniston as Holden and Justine in "THE GOOD GIRL" (2002)
Clive Owen and Jennifer Aniston as Charles and Lucinda in "Derailed" (2005)
With the exception of Derailed it is really her only dramatic role to date, and it is a good one at that. In a story of cross-aged lovers, Aniston plays a Wal-Mart type employee having an affair with a young man that gets complicated when their boss finds out and demands sex not to tell, which really adds some mystery to the ‘who’s the daddy’ suspense. It’s certainly a gimmick, but it’s a good gimmick". Source: cynicritics.com
Justin Theroux at "Tropic Thunder" L.A. Premiere on 11th August, 2008 in Westwood, CA
"While Justin Theroux is writing and preparing to direct Zoolander 2 for Paramount Pictures, he has found time to squeeze in a lead role Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd in "The Object of My Affection" (1998)
in Wanderlust, joining Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston in the David Wain-directed Universal comedy about a couple's attempt to escape the trappings of the city for a counterculture life.
Ben Stiller and Justin Theroux as Alex Rose and Coop in "Duplex" (2003)
While he started out in front of the camera, Theroux is taking acting and writing jobs in equal measure. He just wrapped the villain role in the Universal comedy Your Highness opposite Danny McBride, James Franco and Natalie Portman. He was the sole credited writer on Iron Man 2, a job he got after co-writing Tropic Thunder with Ben Stiller, which led to Zoolander 2". Source: www.deadline.com