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Jennifer Aniston is held to ransom in trailer for new film Life of Crime

21 MAY 2014 Jennifer Aniston won strong reviews for her performance in Life of Crime at last year's Toronto International Film Festival and now we have the first trailer for the dark comedy.

Based on the Elmore Leonard book The Switch, Life of Crime follows Jennifer's character Mickey Dawson, a naive housewife who doesn't know that her husband Frank has been embezzling money for years - and is having an affair with a younger woman.

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But when two career criminals decide to hold Mickey to ransom, they don't realise that Frank doesn't care about getting his wife back. Her absence means he can spend more time with his mistress Melanie (Isla Fisher) and allows him to skip alimony payments.


Jennifer Aniston in Life of Crime


It's a far-cry from her days on the hit TV show Friends but Jennifer looks to be able to hold her own alongside Oscar-nominated John Hawkes, as one of the criminals who is essentially a sweet-natured man.

Jennifer has been branching out from her hallmark romantic comedy genre as of late. Just last month she was busy filming Indie drama Cake.

Sporting straight dark brown hair that fell just above her shoulders for the movie, Jennifer looked markedly different from usual.

Jennifer plays the role of Claire Simmons in the drama. Her character is described as an "acerbic" female who "becomes fascinated by the suicide of Nina, a woman in her chronic pain support class".



Jennifer Aniston in Life of Crime



Jennifer became engaged to Justin Theroux in August 2012, but rumours followed that their romance was on the rocks.

The couple's hectic schedules, which have forced them to contuct a long-distance relationship, were reported as causing strain.

But in recent weeks it has been revealed that Jennifer and Justin have their hearts set on a Hawaii wedding and are looking to have an intimate wedding with just 20 guests watching them exchange vows.


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