Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt are not "seriously considering" reuniting for a romantic comedy, despite reports. Gossip Cop can exclusively debunk the stories. We've learned the movie project in question doesn't actually exist, nor have they been in touch about a such a project.
According to The Sun, Aniston and Pitt "could be set for a sensational reunion on the set of a new romcom," and are contemplating "starring together in a film for the first time now that they're friends again." The paper is picking up these contentions from Heat, in which an alleged source is quoted 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."
The exes are said to be "seriously considering it," though it's claimed they would not be portraying a couple on-screen. "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," contends the tabloid's untraceable tipster, who further asserts, "The movie producers are really excited and feel this would be dynamite casting." Tellingly, it's not said just who these "movie producers" 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 would've 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 actress' spokesperson told Gossip Cop point-blank, "There are no projects that Jennifer is considering with Brad." Earlier this year, we observed that a full year had passed since that bogus claim was peddled, and Aniston and Pitt still hadn't 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 "revenge" 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 "complete and total nonsense on every possible level in every possible way." 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 "bringing their love to the big screen." They were said to be reviewing old scripts, but unsurprisingly, no specifics were offered. That's 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 "back in touch," 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, "They aren't in regular contact." 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, "Hard to do that when you haven't even spoken." Aniston's rep went even further, telling us the rumors are nothing more than "another made up story." Heat has certainly been guilty of offering fabrications in the past, including nonsense almost exactly a month ago about Aniston meeting Pitt's kids.
The Sun isn't 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 "within weeks." 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 "seriously considering" doing a romantic comedy together, either.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.