Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt are not making a movie together, despite a claim that’s both late and wrong. On top of that, this new story is also plagiarized. Allow Gossip Cop to explain what’s going on.
In the wake of Aniston telling InStyle that she’s “not heartbroken” following her breakup with Justin Theroux, OK! Australia is asserting, “That might have something to do with Jen’s ex-hubby.” The tabloid contends she and Pitt have been “supporting each other through their respective splits, and talk is that they’re ready to take an exciting next step.” The magazine then quotes a so-called “insider” as saying, “As 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 — and they’re seriously considering it.”
What the outlet doesn’t tell readers is that this is copied from Heat, which was the first to falsely claim late last month that Aniston and Pitt may reunite for a romantic comedy. Rather than credit the original publication, OK! pretends the contentions come from its own source. For example, the tabloid writes, “‘It’s not like they would be playing lovers or anything, but the project is in the romantic comedy genre and their characters would cross paths,’ shares the insider.” But this is virtually word-for-word what appeared in the Heat article.
Other quotes were stolen, too, but his version adds that the “pair have stayed mum about their rekindled relationship.” Well, that’s because there is no “rekindled relationship,” despite what the magazine has tried to get readers to believe. Just two weeks ago, for example, the outlet speculated Pitt had proposed to Aniston again. That, too, was largely based off claims from other publications. Notably, nothing is mentioned in this new piece about an engagement.
As for this narrative about a joint movie, Pitt has been shooting Once Upon A Time in Hollywood, but has no acting projects in development besides a sequel to World War Z, which has been repeatedly delayed. Meanwhile, Aniston is currently filming Murder Mystery, and will next take on the movie First Ladies, followed by a TV series for Apple. None of the trade publications that cover the film industry, which often report on possible projects before they’re made official, have said anything about Pitt and Aniston being in talks to star in a movie together.
That’s because they’re not, as Gossip Cop has already confirmed. In fact, when we inquired with Aniston’s spokesperson about this claim when it was first spread by Heat, we were told it was just “another made up story.” And a Pitt confidante also commented about the exes potentially reuniting for a film, telling us on background, “Hard to do that when you haven’t even spoken.” As we’ve said numerous times, the former spouses are not getting back together professionally or personally. Fans will have to settle for re-watching Pitt’s famous guest appearance alongside Aniston on “Friends.” The episode was aptly titled, “The One With The Rumor.”
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.