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New Trailer Released For ‘Cake’ Starring Jennifer Aniston And Sam Worthington

4 December 2014 1:00 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Jennifer Aniston undergoes a dreary make-under and acerbic turn in her latest role as a chronic pain sufferer in Daniel Barnz’s (Won’T Back Down, Beastly) dark dramedy Cake.

Increasingly fascinated by the recent suicide of fellow chronic-pain group member Nina (Anna Kendrick), Claire Simmons (Jennifer Aniston) initiates an unorthodox relationship with Nina’s husband Roy (Sam Worthington) in her pursuit for answers surrounding Nina’s death.

The film is bolstered by a strong supporting cast including Academy nominees William H. Macy, Felicity Huffman (Stealing Cars), and Adriana Barraza (Babel).

Watch Claire as she fights her own demons and fantastical hallucinations of Nina below:

Cake is set for limited release in early 2015. »

- Sacha Hall

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Watch Jennifer Aniston's emotional performance in the trailer for Cake

26 November 2014 10:46 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

While Jennifer Aniston goes for laughs again in Horrible Bosses 2 opening today, it’s her dramatic transformation in Cake that’s getting buzz. Director Daniel Barnz’s (Beastly) upcoming film stars Aniston as a woman who becomes fascinated by the suicide of a member of her chronic pain support group. After looking into the woman’s life (boredom I guess) she develops a relationship with her widower. Now that’s a pretty dark turn of events for a »

- Graham McMorrow

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Trailer for Jennifer Aniston's Cake Arrives Online

25 November 2014 11:15 PM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Thanks to ABC News, we now have the trailer for Jennifer Aniston's upcoming "Cake" drama, co-starring Felicity Huffman, Sam Worthington, Anna Kendrick, Chris Messina, and William H Macy. Check it out below. Plot: Claire (Anniston) becomes fascinated by the suicide of a woman in her chronic pain support group. As she uncovers the details of Nina's suicide and develops a poignant relationship with Nina's husband, she also grapples with her own, very raw personal tragedy. The new movie is directed by Daniel Barnz (Won't Back Down, Beastly) and is set to hit theaters on January 23rd, 2015. Trailer: »

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Watch: Jennifer Aniston Enters the Oscar Race with First 'Cake' Trailer

25 November 2014 3:48 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Awards season is heating up, and one of the potential Best Actress contenders, believe it or not, may be Jennifer Aniston. The actress rarely goes down the indie road, but when she has before (The Good Girl), it's resulted in some solid work. This time she's getting plenty of acclaim for Cake, a film that strips down Aniston to being a plain, scarred, troubled woman, angry at the world and everyone around her. And there's an interesting supporting cast here too with Anna Kendrick, Sam Worthington and Adriana Barraza appearing as well. The buzz indicates the film may not be as good as Aniston's performance, but we'll see. Here's the first trailer for Daniel Barnz's Cake, originally from ABC News: Cake is directed by Daniel Barnz (Beastly, Won't Back Down) from a script by Patrick Tobin (No Easy Way). Claire Simmons (Jennifer Aniston) is in pain. Her physical »

- Ethan Anderton

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Jennifer Aniston’s 'Cake' performance sneaks into the Best Actress race

27 October 2014 11:11 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

With early, festival-driven campaigns already ramping up (see: Julianne Moore in “Still Alice”) and sleeper candidates generating buzz (major question marks like Amy Adams in “Big Eyes”), the 2015 Best Actress race is tightening up. Is there room for surprises? Jennifer Aniston hopes so. Words has arrived through the wire that Cinelou Films’ distribution fledgling Cinelou Releasing has picked up the actress’ dramedy vehicle “Cake” for release before the end of the year. The film played to mixed reviews at September’s Toronto Film Festival, but clearly Cinelou bigwigs Mark Canton and Courtney Solomon see awards potential. A press release indicates that the movie will have a one-week qualifying run in December before rolling out in January. Based on a blacklisted script by Patrick Tobin and directed by "Phoebe in Wonderland" and "Beastly" director Daniel Barnz, “Cake” follows Claire (Aniston), a divorcee suffering from chronic back pain, the lingering effects of »

- Matt Patches

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Toronto Film Review: ‘Cake’

9 September 2014 1:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A strong if self-consciously deglammed performance from Jennifer Aniston deserves more honest story treatment than it gets in “Cake,” . Approaching such heavy issues as suicide, grief, separation and pill addiction with a disarming sense of humor, director Daniel Barnz and screenwriter Patrick Tobin attempt to pull off an emotional bait-and-switch by suddenly revealing a more sympathetic side to their anti-heroine, falling back on one of the hoariest and most overused of movie cliches in the process. Although Aniston and other cast names will draw distrib and audience interest, this manipulatively layered “Cake” probably won’t rise to the occasion in limited theatrical play and VOD rotation.

From the opening scene of her annoyingly touchy-feely, I-respect-your-feelings support group for sufferers of chronic pain, Claire Simmons (Aniston) has the audience firmly on her side. While everyone else expresses shock and sadness over the loss of one of their own, Nina, who recently »

- Justin Chang

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Review: Jennifer Aniston's impressively raw performance tells her critics to eat 'Cake'

8 September 2014 11:18 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Toronto — Chances are that anyone who saw Daniel Barnz's "Phoebe in Wonderland" at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival has been wondering if we'd ever see "that" talented director again. In the years since, he tried to jump on the Ya wagon with the misfire "Beastly" and got terribly lost in the studio world with 2012's "Won't Back Down." He may still be a little rough around the edges, but the Barnz who showed so much promise with "Phoebe" is back with the new drama "Cake," which premiered Monday at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. And as much as "Cake" is something of a comeback for Barnz, it's really on most people's radar for being a rare dramatic turn for Jennifer Aniston, and she doesn't disappoint. We're first introduced to Aniston's character, Claire, at a chronic pain support group trying to cope with the suicide of one of their members, Nina »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Worthington, Kendrick & More Join Aniston For ‘Cake’

2 April 2014 10:15 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Daniel Barnz, the director of Phoebe In Wonderland, Beastly and Won’T Back Down is all set for his next directorial outing in the form of the Jennifer Aniston starring Cake. Cake is based on a screenplay by Patrick Tobin which was vited onto 2013′s Blacklist. Sam Worthington and Anna Kendrick have now joined the project along with Chris Messina, Felicity Huffman, William H. Macy. Britt Robertson, Lucy Walters, Camille Mana, Manuel Garcia Rulfo and Marianne Jean-Baptiste.

Aniston stars as a woman dealing with a personal tragedy who finds unlikely inspiration after a fellow member of her chronic pain support group commits suicide. Kendrick will play Nina, the woman who commits suicide, while Worthington will take on the role of her husband, who Aniston begins to build a bond with. Although Kendrick will obviously be bowing out early, she’ll return as a ghost to taunt Aniston’s character Claire. »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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Juno Temple, Jesse Plemons Join 'Black Mass,' Sam Worthington And Anna Kendrick Eat 'Cake' & More

2 April 2014 12:52 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Anytime Johnny Depp is making a movie that doesn't require feathers or gaudy makeup we're interested, and thus "Black Mass" has our full attention. And the cast for Scott Cooper's film just keeps getting better and better. Jesse Plemons and Juno Temple are the latest aboard the project, joining Joel Edgerton, Guy Pearce and Dakota Johnson in the film about notorious Boston gangster Whitey Bulger. Plemons will break bad again as one of the guys in Whitey's circle, with Temple playing a prostitute. [THR] Deep breath... Sam Worthington, Anna Kendrick, Chris Messina, Felicity Huffman, William H. Macy, Britt Robertson, Lucy Walters, Camille Mana, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo and Marianne Jean-Baptiste have all joined Jennifer Aniston in "Cake." Daniel Barnz ("Won't Back Down," "Beastly") will direct the film about "an acerbic woman named Claire who becomes fascinated by the suicide of Nina (Kendrick), a woman in her chronic pain support group. As she uncovers the. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Casting Net: Meryl Streep attached to Diablo Cody, Jonathan Demme pic; Plus, Corey Stoll, Chris Pratt, more

25 March 2014 4:24 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Meryl Streep is reportedly attached to star in Ricky and the Flash about a woman trying to repair her broken relationships with the family she abandoned to be a rock star decades earlier. Diablo Cody (Juno) penned the script and Jonathan Demme (Silence of the Lambs) is attached to direct. All are Oscar winners. According to the report, Universal and Fox 200 are interested in the movie. [The Wrap]

Corey Stoll (House of Cards) is reportedly in early talks to join Marvel’s Ant-Man. The Edgar Wright-directed pic stars Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas and is set for a July 31, 2015, release. No »

- Lindsey Bahr

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"Endless Love" Star Alex Pettyfer Dishes on First Love & Valentine's Day Plans!

13 February 2014 1:30 PM, PST | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Alex Pettyfer is dashing leading man!The handsome actor made his big screen debut in 2005 in the title role of "Tom Brown’s Schooldays." Since then, he’s starred in the sci-fi drama, "I Am Number Four," the modern-day "Beauty and the Beast" adaptation "Beastly," and strutted his stuff alongside Channing Tatum in "Magic Mike." Now, he’s making us swoon once again in "Endless Love." toofab's Rachel Hoffman caught up with Pettyfer at a press conference to promote the romantic flick, where he talked about everything from kissing his beautiful co-star Gabriella Wilde to his memories of his first true love.Tell us about your first love.Alex: I think your first love defines you and your relationships for the rest of your life. I had a great first love. I had my heart ripped out of my chest, but I think that happens to everyone. When you »

- tooFab Staff

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Jennifer Aniston gets in line for 'Cake'

10 February 2014 6:40 AM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Jennifer Aniston will executive produce and star in Cake, a Black List script about a woman who becomes fascinated with the suicide of a woman in her chronic pain support group. According to a release from the newly forged Cinelou Films Dhj, Aniston’s character, “the acerbic, hilarious Claire Simmons” “uncovers the details of Nina’s suicide and develops a poignant relationship with Nina’s husband.”

“Of the zillions of Jennifer Aniston fans, I might be the biggest one of all,” director Daniel Barnz (Beastly) said, in a statement. “I’ve especially loved her more dramatic performances, and I can »

- Jeff Labrecque

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