Jennifer Aniston to Play Prisoner in Next Flick

Entertainment Aug. 5, 2009 AT 12:24PM
Jennifer Aniston Jennifer Aniston arrives at the Women In Film 2009 Crystal + Lucy Awards on June 12, 2009 in Century City, California. Credit: Lester Cohen/WireImage.com

Jennifer Aniston is taking a break from romantic comedies and going to prison for her next flick instead.

The actress, 40, will star in Goree Girls, based on a true story about an all-female country band that played in a Texas prison in the 1940s, Variety reports.

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She'll produce the movie, in which the eight women in the band become famous and are eventually pardoned, as well.

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Aniston -- who often plays characters looking for love, as she does in her upcoming films The Baster and Love Happens -- also recently signed on to headline Pumas, which centers on two thirtysomething women who make a habit of romancing younger men.

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She first mentioned the project in December's Vogue -- the same issue where she said comments Angelina Jolie made about her relationship with ex Brad Pitt were "uncool" -- describing it as a "female Wedding Crashers."

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