The quixotic career of Peter Bogdanovich, post “Paper Moon,” has been the subject of more head-shaking and tsk tsking than any filmmaker since his pal Orson Welles hit hard times and couldn’t get a movie made.
A movie here and there, some acting jobs. I rather liked “The Cat’s Meow” a few years back, but that didn’t lead to any comeback.
Now he’s got one that Jennifer Aniston has agreed to star in. She’s taken plenty of chances over the past decade, in between “Marley & Me” safe bets. “She’s Funny That Way” has Owen Wilson and Jason Schwarztman already on board, so this is no “The Good Girl” or “Friends With Money.” A safer bet than most.
It’s about “a married Broadway director (Wilson) who falls for a prostitute-turned-actress and works to help her advance her career.” Aniston will play a therapist. Not the hooker.