Hollywood looks to now put the life of comedians in the forefront as they move forward with new project, The Comedian starring Robert De Niro. In the film De Niro is to play an aging insult comedian who crosses paths with a young woman. Today it was revealed that Jennifer Anniston will play the young woman described in the stories plot.
Jennifer Aniston will star opposite Robert De Niro in the drama “The Comedian,” with plans to begin production in New York early next year. Art Linson and John Linson will produce with Courtney Solomon and Atmosphere’s Mark Canton, who are both financing. Taylor Hackford (“Ray”) will direct from Art Linson’s script. De Niro will play a Don Rickles-style stand-up comic who specializes in insults, with the script’s stand-up material written by Comedy Central Roast mainstay Jeffrey Ross. Aniston will play a woman who becomes close to the comic after meeting him at a wedding.