Offscreen mates Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston are in talks to pair onscreen for Miramax in the road-trip comedy “Waking Up in Reno.”
James Gray, who helmed “Little Odessa” and Miramax’s upcoming “The Yards,” is also in talks to direct the pic written by Brent Briscoe and Mark Fauser.
While no deals are in place, sources said that reps for Pitt, Aniston and Gray are in serious talks with Miramax to fit the project into their respective schedules. Miramax declined comment.
Ben Myron, Billy Bob Thornton and Dwight Yoakam will produce along with Paul Feldsher. Co-scribe Briscoe is also an actor who most recently co-starred with Thornton in “A Simple Plan.”
“Waking Up in Reno” follows the on-the-road exploits of two white trash couples venturing westward from Arkansas to a monster truck rally.
Pitt and Aniston have been looking for a project to do together for a few months. Both stars are understood to have free slots in their present schedules, but it’s unclear whether “Waking Up” could come together before Aniston has to return to her NBC series “Friends.”
Pitt, who last starred in “Meet Joe Black,” is repped by CAA and Brillstein-Grey Entertainment; Aniston, last seen in Fox’s “Office Space,” is repped by CAA and 3 Arts Entertainment. Gray is repped by UTA.