Jennifer Aniston to direct movie about breast cancer

Jennifer Aniston will be switching roles and this time getting behind the camera for her latest project which will see her, together with Demi Moore and Alicia Keyes, direct a collection of short films exploring the impact of breast cancer on people’s lives as part as a five-part series called Project Five.

Breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer after lung cancer and the leading cancer for woman in 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.

Read here about Kylie Minogue, who was recently given the all clear, and about her emotional interview about living with the disease.

Other celebrities who have suffered from breast cancer include:

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