Following on from comedy hits like Horrible Bosses, Horrible Bosses 2 and We’re the Millers, Jennifer Aniston is eyeing the lead role in a new comedy entitled Mean Moms for New Line Cinema.
Deadline reports the news, which would reunite Aniston with her Horrible Bosses 2 director Sean Anders, who also co-wrote the most recent draft of the script alongside regular writing partner John Morris. Mean Moms has apparently been kicking around as far back as 2010 but it seems things are finally moving full steam ahead with it.
Matching the spirit of Mean Girls but with an adult cast… A happily married mother of two who moves from small-town America to the high–class suburbs suddenly must confront the cutthroat world of competitive parenting.
I like the idea of a sort of spiritual successor to the beloved Mean Girls, although very few things that attempt to match it at its own game rarely succeed. Like that Tine Fey-written comedy, Mean Moms is based on a series of advice books written by Rosalind Wiseman, specifically “Queen Bee Moms And King Pin Dads: Dealing With The Parents, Teachers, Coaches, And Counselors Who Can Make — or Break — Your Child’s Future.” Mean Girls was based on “Queen Bees and Wannabes.”
Aniston is obviously a big star and, as the report says, she has lots of role options from which to choose so she may end up picking another over this one, which is set to start shooting as early as this summer. However, we can assume it will be along a similar sort of raunchy comedy lines as the Horrible Bosses series (although I can’t imagine it matching the overtly sexual character she plays in those movies) and therefore an attractive prospect for the former Friends star.
We’ll keep you updated as to whether Aniston actually chooses Mean Moms or not.