Jennifer Aniston to star in adaptation of YA novel Dumplin'
EW has confirmed that Aniston will play the girl’s mother, Rosie, a former beauty queen whose nickname for her daughter gives the story its title (her given name is Willowdean).
Anne Fletcher (The Proposal, Hot Pursuit) is on board to direct Dumplin’, working from a script by Aniston’s longtime friend and collaborator Kristin Hahn. Production is slated to start this summer.
Deadline Hollywood first reported the news.
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