Jennifer Aniston Eyes Headlining Role in New Line’s Mean Moms


Jennifer Aniston is eyeing a leading role in the upcoming New Line Cinema comedy Mean Moms, TheWrap reports. The film, to be directed by Beth McCarthy-Miller (“The Sound of Music Live!”), adapts Rosalind Wiseman’s nonfiction book “Queen Bee Moms And King Pin Dads,” a followup to her 2002 book “Queen Bees and Wannabees.” That book also served as the source material for the 2004 comedy Mean Girls.

Published in 2007, “Queen Bee Moms And King Pin Dads” is officially described as follows:

What happens to Queen Bees and Wannabes when they grow up?

Even the most well-adjusted moms and dads can experience peer pressure and conflicts with other adults that make them act like they’re back in seventh grade. In “Queen Bee Moms & Kingpin Dads,” Rosalind Wiseman gives us the tools to handle difficult situations involving teachers and other parents with grace.

“Queen Bee Moms & Kingpin Dads” is filled with the kind of true stories that made Wiseman’s New York Times bestselling book Queen Bees & Wannabes impossible to put down. There are tales of hardworking parents with whom any of us can identify, along with tales of outrageously bad parents—the kind we all have to reckon with. For instance, what do you do when parents donate a large sum of money to a school and their child is promptly transferred into the honors program–while your son with better grades doesn’t make the cut? What about the mother who helps her daughter compose poison-pen e-mails to yours? And what do you say to the parent-coach who screams at your child when the team is losing? Wiseman offers practical advice on avoiding the most common parenting “land mines” and useful scripts to help you navigate difficult but necessary conversations.

No stranger to New Line comedies, Aniston recently starred in We’re the Millers for the studio and is soon set to reprise her Horrible Bosses role for the upcoming sequel.

Mean Moms is being produced by Offspring Entertainment’s Jennifer Gibgot and Adam Shankman.

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