Jennifer Aniston has committed to “The Break-Up,” joining Vince Vaughn in the Universal Pictures comedy.
The studio has set Peyton Reed to direct and earmarked a release date of Feb. 17. Production starts in June.
Pic has moved toward the starting line at a remarkable pace — U purchased the Jay Lavender-Jeremy Garelick script in a $2 million spec buy only two months ago (Daily Variety, Jan. 17).
Vaughn, who helped hatch the idea for a film that covers the aftermath of a couple’s breakup, brought the project to the studio and will be a producer. Lavender and Garelick will be co-producers. Project’s overseen by Scott Stuber, the U vice chairman of worldwide production who bought the script, and veep Scott Bernstein.
Reed previously directed the hit “Bring It On” for Universal, and Aniston has been a U good-luck charm in comedies, starring for the studio in “Bruce Almighty” and “Along Came Polly.” Thesp recently completed “Rumor Has It” for Warner Bros. as well as the Dimension pic “Derailed,” and she is currently starring in “Friends With Money.”