CATEGORIES Comedy, Drama, Romance, New Releases, Trailers and Clips, Trailers and Clips, Movie News, New Releases, CinematicalJulia Roberts and Jennifer Aniston seem to be in the news more for their personal lives than their films lately -- Roberts for annoying her neighbors, Aniston for her inability to get over her failed marriage to Brad Pitt, but that might change in August when the two actresses square off in a box office battle royale. Maybe.
Roberts is trading her faded romantic-comedy darling role for that of memoirist Elizabeth Gilbert in Eat, Pray, Love, based on Gilbert's book Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia -- and that pretty much sums up the plot for the film. And despite how emotional and uplifting this story aims to be I can't help but feel annoyed -- because we can all just take off and travel the world when our lives suck, especially in this economy, right? Ryan Murphy (Running With Scissors) directs and Roberts is joined by Javier Bardem, Richard Jenkins, Billy Crudup, Viola Davis and James Franco.
Aniston is co-starring with Jason Bateman in The Switch, formerly titled The Baster (ew thank god they changed the name) -- a romantic-comedy about unrequited love and sperm. Bateman plays Wally, the neurotic best friend (a huge feat considering Jeff Goldblum is also in the film) to Aniston (Cassie), a single woman in NYC who decides to have a baby by way of artificial insemination. He
Eat, Pray, Love hits theaters August 13 with The Switch hot on its trail, August 20. Check out both trailers after the jump.