Jennifer Aniston to make film about breast cancer

Jennifer Anniston

Friends actress Jennifer Aniston is to switch roles by spending time behind the camera for her latest project which will see her direct a collection of short films exploring the impact of breast cancer on people’s lives as part of a five-part series called Project Five.

Breast cancer is the second-most common type of cancer (after lung cancer) and is the leading cancer for women in both the US and the UK, with two out of three woman surviving the disease beyond 20 years.

“Our hope with Project Five is to entertain, inform and inspire dialogue, research and prevention. Otherwise, our goals are small,” Jennifer, who has previously directed a short film, told Us Weekly. “We want these films to move people and empower those affected by breast cancer to stand tall through this challenge, which impacts all of our lives, no matter who we are.”

The film will air on  the Lifetime channel later this year.

Other celebrities who have suffered with breast cancer include:

  • Christine Applegate
  • Betty Ford
  • Bette Davis
  • Kylie Minogue
  • Melissa Etheridge
  • Olivia Newton-John
  • Cynthia Nixon
  • Nancy Reagan
  • Anastacia
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