Daniel Pearl, the movie – Starring Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt

Yes, its true. Vogue Magazine features an interview with ‘Rachel Green’ from Friends:

(Jennifer) Aniston and (Brad) Pitt, along with Brad Grey, have formed a production company, Plan B, and they hope to make a film together about Daniel Pearl, the Wall Street Journal reporter who was murdered in Pakistan. Pearl’s wife, Mariane, initially refused to sell the rights to her book, A Mighty Heart: The Brave Life and Death of My Husband Danny Pearl, but changed her mind after meeting with the couple. “She is one of the most inspiring and courageous women I’ve met in a long time,” says Aniston. “And if the film is something that seems worthy of the story that she told, if it’s done in the right way, then it will be made. That was sort of the deal that we all set with one another, as well as with her, because it’s such delicate subject matter.”

Aniston, who says she would love to play a purely dramatic role someday (“I can see it”), is tentative when I ask her about playing Mariane Pearl. “If it works,” she says, “I would love to think that I could, but I reserve the right not to. We’ll have to see when it happens. I’m just excited about nurturing it.”

When I interviewed Aniston a year and a half ago, she worried out loud about needing to be better educated about current world events. Taking on the Pearl film would appear to be part of her making good on a promise to herself.

Let’s hope they consult Bernard Henri-Levy too, for his book “Who Killed Daniel Pearl?” provides a made for Hollywood script.