Jennifer Aniston to Direct!

Entertainment Mar. 29, 2011 AT 2:20PM
Jennifer Aniston to Direct! Credit: Victor Chavez/WireImage

It's lights, camera, action for Jennifer Aniston!

The actress has signed on to direct a short film about breast cancer to air as part of Lifetime TV's five-part anthology series, Project Five.

Alicia Keys, Demi Moore and Monster's Patty Jenkins are also lending their directing talents to the project, which chronicles the impact of cancer on people's lives. The film's fifth director has yet to be announced.

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"Our hope with Project Five is to entertain, inform and inspire dialogue, research and prevention. Otherwise, our goals are small," Aniston, 42, tells UsMagazine.com 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."

Project Five is the star's second foray into the directing world. In 2006, she went behind the lens for Room 10, starring Robin Wright and Kris Kristofferson.

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"After you get enough movies under your belt you sit back and go, 'What's next?'" Aniston has said of assuming a new role behind the scenes. "It's getting to a time where creatively I want to turn in a different direction."

An airdate for Project Five has yet to be announced.

By Allison Corneau for UsMagazine.com. For more Channel Surfing, click here.

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