Jennifer Aniston is developing a period musical at DreamWorks titled Goree Girls, which she will produce as a potential starring vehicle.
The project is based on a true story about a group of eight women serving time in Texas’ Goree Prison during the 1940s who formed one of the first all-female country and western acts in the country and captured the hearts of millions of fans in the process.
Aniston and her producing partner Kristin Hahn optioned Skip Hollandsworth’s May 2003 article in Texas Monthly titled “O Sister Where Art Thou,” which recounted the story of the women, who eventually were pardoned.
Margaret Nagle, who wrote Brad Silberling’s upcoming The Lost Boys of the Sudan, is adapting. The studio is out to directors.