Jennifer Aniston stepped out of her comfort zone in 2011 and made every male's dream come true by playing a sex-crazed dentist in the comedy hit Horrible Bosses. It was a side of the actress the world had never seen before, but we were more than ready to embrace it. Seriously, cavities never looked so sexy. But Aniston's drastic character transformation is about to reach new heights now that she's in talks to take on one of the raunchiest roles of her career: a hooker.
According to Deadline, the 43-year-old star is in negotiations to star alongside her Horrible Bosses co-star Jason Sudeikis, in the upcoming comedy We're the Millers. Sudeikis, 36, would play a drug dealer who creates a faux family in order to smuggle 1,400 pounds of marijuana from Mexico into the U.S., and Aniston would be his fake wife — who just happens to also be a hooker. (Hey, you gotta pay the bills somehow.)
This raunchy comedy was written by Wedding Crashers' Bob Fisher and Steve Faber, while Dodgeball's Rawson Marshall Thurber is attached to direct.
Up until recently, Aniston has staked a claim as America's Sweetheart, starting all the way back from her Rachel Green days on the NBC sitcom Friends. But now that she's reached a certain age, the actress has grown very comfortable in her own skin and even admitted during the Horrible Bosses press junket back in June 2011, that it was this confidence that made her want to take on such bold new roles in the first place.
"I absolutely get more comfortable in my body and with who I am as I get older," Aniston confessed. "Way more than when I was in my twenties. I was so awkward and uncomfortable."
This was demonstrated even further after she decided to bare all (quite literally) by going topless in a hippie-tastic protest to stop a bulldozer in the film Wanderlust. And now that there's potential "hooking" in her on-screen future, there's no telling what other racy roles this sexy star will be looking to take on in years to come. America's favorite good girl is finally getting in touch with her dark side — and we kind of love her for it.
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Enigmatic and deliberate Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy makes no reservations while unraveling its heady spy story for better or worse. The film based on the bestselling novel by John Le Carre is purposefully perplexing effectively mirroring the central character George Smiley's (Gary Oldman) own mind-bending investigation of the British MI6's mole problem. But the slow burn pacing clinical shooting style and air of intrigue only go so far—Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy sports an incredible cast that can't dramatically translate the movie's impenetrable narrative. Almost from the get go the movie collapses under its own weight.
After a botched mission in Hungary that saw his colleague Jim (Mark Strong) gunned down in the streets Smiley and his boss Control (John Hurt) are released from the "Circus" (codename for England's Secret Intelligence Service). But soon after Smiley is brought back on board as an impartial observer tasked to uncover the possible infiltration of the organization. The former agent already dealing with the crippling of his own marriage attempts to sift through the history and current goings on of the Circus narrowing his hunt down to four colleagues: Percy aka "Tinker" (Toby Jones) Bill aka "Tailor" (Colin Firth) Roy aka "Soldier" (Ciaran Hinds) and Toy aka "Poor Man" (David Dencik). Working with Peter (Benedict Cumberbatch) a conflicted younger member of the service and Ricki (Tom Hardy) a rogue agent who has information of his own Smiley slowly uncovers the muddled truth—occasionally breaking in to his own work place and crossing his own friends to do so.
Describing Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy as dense doesn't seem complicated enough. The first hour of the monster mystery moves at a sloth's pace trickling out information like the tedious drips of a leaky faucet. The talent on display is undeniable but the characters Smiley included are so cold that a connection can never be made. TTSS sporadically jumps around from past to present timelines without any indication: a tactic that proves especially confusing when scenes play out in reoccurring locations. It's not until halfway through that the movie decides to kick into high gear Smiley's search for a culprit finally becoming clear enough to thrill. A film that takes its time is one thing but Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy does so without any edge or hook.
What the movie lacks in coherency it makes up for in style and thespian gravitas. Director Tomas Alfredson has assembled some of the finest British performers working today and they turn the script's inaccessible spy jargon into poetry. Firth stands out as the group's suave slimeball a departure from his usual nice guy roles. Hardy assures us he's the next big thing once again as the agency's resident moppet a lover who breaks down after a romantic fling uncovers horrifying truth. Oldman is given the most difficult task of the bunch turning the reserved contemplative Smiley into a real human. He half succeeds—his observational slant in the beginning feels like an extension of the movie's bigger problems but once gets going in the second half of the film he's quite a bit of fun.
Alfredson constructs Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy like a cinematic architect each frame dripping with perfectly kitschy '70s production design and camera angles that make the spine tingle. He creates paranoia through framing similar to the Coppola's terrifying The Conversation but unlike that film TTSS doesn't have the characters or story to match. The movie strives to withhold information and succeeds—too much so. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy wants us to solve a mystery with George Smiley but it never clues us in to exactly why we should want to.