Aniston Turns Back the 'Clock' for Universal
Like most blockbusters, the film will be based on a study by a Harvard psychologist
Aniston, who starred in "The Break-Up" for the studio, would also have a hand in producing the film, which was written by Paul Bernbaum ("Hollywoodland"). Grant Scharbo and Gina Matthews of Roundtable Entertainment would also produce along with Aniston's shingle partner Kristin Hahn.
According to Variety, "Counter Clockwise" focuses on a real study performed by Harvard psychologist Ellen Langer in which she somehow reversed the aging process of her subjects by making them believe they were younger. The study was the focus of her 1989 book "Mindfulness."
This age-reversing thing is old hat for Scharbo and Matthews, who also produced "13 Going on 30."
"The Break-Up" took in more than $200 million worldwide for Universal this summer, making it one of Aniston's largest hits along with "Bruce Almighty," "Along Came Polly" and "Leprechaun." On the small screen, Aniston's credits include "Ferris Bueller."