Jennifer Aniston Starring in Sports Drama ‘The Fixer’

Jennifer Aniston The Fixer
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Jennifer Aniston will play professional sports manager Denise White in “The Fixer.”

In addition to starring, Aniston will also produce the movie for Fox 2000.

The studio has acquired White’s life rights, Paul Solotaroff’s 2014 Men’s Journal article “The Woman Who Bails Out the NFL’s Bad Boys” and a pitch by “Dallas Buyers Club” writer Melisa Wallack.

Aniston and Kristin Hahn will produce through their Echo Films label along with Steve Barnett and Bernie Goldmann. Aleen Keshishian will be an executive producer and Zack Morgenroth is a co-producer.

White was a contestant in the Miss USA pageant, where she won Miss Congeniality in 1994, and has been a sports manager for more than a decade with clients including NFL stars Vince Young, Jared Allen, Brandon Marshall and DeSean Jackson. She told Solotaroff that her clients need a mother figure.

“You know, people made a fuss about the ‘Blind Side’ kid, like he was a one-of-a-kind deal,” she said in the 2014 article. “Well, 90% of my clients are the ‘Blind Side’ kid and need every bit of mothering they can get. Oh, you don’t know drama until you’ve heard my horror story. I’m the only woman manager in the NFL — hell, the only woman, period, in this godforsaken league. How do you think I landed all these guys?”

Aniston and Hahn were producers on 2014’s “Cake,” for which Aniston received Golden Globe and SAG nominations.

Aniston is represented by CAA and Brillstein Entertainment Partners. Wallack is repped by WME and White is repped by attorney Arash Khalili. Solatoroff is repped by ICM Partners. The news was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.

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  1. guest says:

    Wow WHAT A great project for her and she will kill it. Her performance in Cake movie was powerful and heartbreaking

  2. guest says:

    she as phenomenal in CAKE last year and deserved all the respect and award nominations she received and I know she would kill this part. good for her for landing this huge project

  3. Dorothy says:

    If you don’t think she can act then stop watching her movies! !!!!! She is one of the few in Hollywood that show how graceful she is with everything she does.i dont understand why people have to bad mouth people they dont know’re opinion yes!!! So keep youre negative opinion to yourself its hateful.

    • guest says:

      want waste your breathe sweetheart they are called loons aka brangelina lunatic fans who have gotten bad names in the media when a lot of the critics called them out for being paid posters on all Jen articles. they had a huge meltdown and attacked and trashed her from one site to another. everyone knows them at brangelina family paid site justjared

  4. Micha says:

    She’s trying again for an Oscar nomination. She can’t act, it’s almost embarrassing to see her try to take any serious roles. Let’s see how much she begs, borrows and steals to try to make it happen, much like she did with Cake which was nothing but a showcase to try to promote Jennifer as a serious actress. It only served to reinforced the belief that she can only be “Rachel” in every movie. Get ready to role out her PR planted “Jen deserves an Oscar in her role of a lifetime” mantra.

    • guest says:

      NONSENSE why not as every actor tries for an Oscar. you have most of them like brangelina, cate blanchette, amy adams, jen Lawrence etc all they do is one Oscar bait after another so why cant Jen Aniston do it too because you are jealous.

    • JK says:

      Jealous of her too much?, because everything you said are lies, she was great in Cake, the movie itself wasn’t up to her talents, whatta revelation she was.
      So keep your hate to yourself…

  5. This will be a good opportunity 4 Jen 2 show her range once more as an actress after Cake. Good job Jen!

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