Jennifer Aniston Gets Back into Career Mode
No longer dating British model Paul Sculfor – his rep says they remain "friends" – Aniston is resuming her movie career, close to signing onto a major film project.
The 38-year-old actress is in final talks to star in the ensemble comedy He's Just Not That Into You, her first film since The Break-Up, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The film begins shooting in September. She would play a woman whose longtime boyfriend won't commit to getting married. The move also stars Jennifer Connelly and Drew Barrymore, who'll also be a producer, according to the Reporter.
Aniston also will be displaying her directing talents when her film Room 10, a romantic comedy with Robin Wright Penn, screens at the Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films & Short Market, which begins Aug. 23.
Aniston and Sculfor, who dated earlier in the summer, have gone their separate ways, with Sculfor returning to England to shoot commercials for Land Rover and to model for magazine ads for the fashion chain Next.
But, says his rep, Julian Payne, "They are friends."
Meanwhile, with his British work finished, Sculfor is remaining in the States.
"Paul was in Britain but is now back in Los Angeles," one of his female friends tells PEOPLE. "He will be jumping between the two places for work for the foreseeable future. He goes wherever the work is."
Additional reporting by PETE NORMAN