Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt are not âseriously consideringâ reuniting for a romantic comedy, despite reports. Gossip Cop can exclusively debunk the stories. Weâve learned the movie project in question doesnât actually exist, nor have they been in touch about a such a project.
According to The Sun, Aniston and Pitt âcould be set for a sensational reunion on the set of a new romcom,â and are contemplating âstarring together in a film for the first time now that theyâre friends again.â The paper is picking up these contentions from Heat, in which an alleged source is quoted as saying, âAs well as being back in touch as friends, suddenly an opportunity has cropped up that would put Brad and Jen in a major movie together for the first time.â
The exes are said to be âseriously considering it,â though itâs claimed they would not be portraying a couple on-screen. âItâs not like they would be playing lovers or anything, but the project is in the romantic comedy genre and their characters would cross paths,â contends the tabloidâs untraceable tipster, who further asserts, âThe movie producers are really excited and feel this would be dynamite casting.â Tellingly, itâs not said just who these âmovie producersâ are, what is the plot of the proposed film, and who else would star in the feature.
Despite these red flags, The Sun saw fit to regurgitate the allegations without any fact-checking. Had the outlet done some investigating, it wouldâve discovered that this is an unoriginal rumor that has never had any merit to it. In March of 2017, for example, HollywoodLife made-up a tall tale about Aniston possibly working with Pitt. At the time, the actressâ spokesperson told Gossip Cop point-blank, âThere are no projects that Jennifer is considering with Brad.â Earlier this year, we observed that a full year had passed since that bogus claim was peddled, and Aniston and Pitt still hadnât teamed up for a movie.
In April of last year, In Touch manufactured a whole cover story about Aniston and Pitt co-starring in a film together to get ârevengeâ on Angelina Jolie. In that narrative, it was alleged Aniston would be joining her ex-husband in Ad Astra. His rep, however, told Gossip Cop the report was âcomplete and total nonsense on every possible level in every possible way.â This was proven to be the truth when Ruth Negga was ultimately cast opposite Pitt in the movie.
Then this past April, just a few months ago, NW brought back the storyline, claiming that not only had Pitt and Aniston reunited romantically, but that they now in the process of âbringing their love to the big screen.â They were said to be reviewing old scripts, but unsurprisingly, no specifics were offered. Thatâs because this story about Aniston and Pitt starring in a movie together was entirely fictional, just like the ones that came before it. Now here is Heat offering up its own version, with The Sun copying the misinformation.
In regards to the exes being âback in touch,â it was known more than a year ago that Aniston and Pitt were still in contact occasionally. But as People clarified in February, in a story about why a reunion between Pitt and Aniston would be highly unlikely, âThey arenât in regular contact.â And now Gossip Cop can confirm they have not discussed joining forces for a nonexistent project.
Asked about the former couple reuniting on-screen, a Pitt confidante tells Gossip Cop on background, âHard to do that when you havenât even spoken.â Anistonâs rep went even further, telling us the rumors are nothing more than âanother made up story.â Heat has certainly been guilty of offering fabrications in the past, including nonsense almost exactly a month ago about Aniston meeting Pittâs kids.
The Sun isnât innocent, either. In April, Gossip Cop busted the newspaper for falsely contending Pitt and Jolie had settled their divorce, and that the split would be finalized âwithin weeks.â Of course, time has proven that was completely off-base, just as we rightly said back then. Now the passage of time will also show that Pitt and Aniston were never âseriously consideringâ doing a romantic comedy together, either.
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