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Jennifer Aniston lines up Cake

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Story by Jack Foley

JENNIFER Aniston has landed the lead role in the drama Cake.

Written by Patrick Tobin and directed by Daniel Barnz, the film will find the former Friends luminary playing a woman who becomes fascinated by the suicide of another woman in her chronic pain support group.

Announced at Berlin, Cake also marks the first movie in a five-movie $50-million partnership between Chinese TV producer Shenghua Entertainment and After Dark Films under the banner Cinelou Films.

The films will be produced by Courtney Solomon, who commented: “Our goal is to find great material and great talent and let them do what they do best and Shenghua has proven a great partner to make that happen.”

Aniston will next be seen in Horrible Bosses 2.

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