Leslie Mann Replaces Jennifer Aniston in Robert De Niro’s ‘The Comedian’

Leslie Mann has replaced Jennifer Aniston as the female lead in “The Comedian” opposite Robert De Niro.

Aniston had joined the Cinelou Films project, to be directed by Taylor Hackford from Art Linson’s script, in November. She departed due to scheduling issues.

Cinelou partners Courtney Solomon and Mark Canton will finance the film. Solomon and Canton will produce the film with Art Linson and John Linson. Principle photography will begin in New York shortly.

Leslie Mann’s impeccable timing and ability to inject drama into comedy make her the right choice for the film,” Solomon said.

Mann plays a character who befriends an acerbic standup comic — played by De Niro — after they unexpectedly connect at a wedding. She stars in the upcoming comedy “How to Be Single” alongside Dakota Johnson and Rebel Wilson, and appeared in “This Is 40,” “Knocked Up” and “The 40-Year-Old Virgin.”

Mann and De Niro are represented by CAA.

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