Jennifer Aniston to direct short film about breast cancer

Updated: Mar 30, 2011, 13:28 PM IST

London: Jennifer Aniston is set to direct a short film about breast cancer as part of the Lifetime Project Five anthology series.

The former Friends star, 42, will join Alicia Keys, Demi Moore and Monster and Entourage director Patty Jenkins.

A fifth director will join the team for the five-part series but the name has yet to be announced.

“Our hope with Project Five is to entertain, inform and inspire dialogue, research and prevention. Otherwise, our goals are small”, the Daily Mail quoted her as telling Us Weekly.

“We want these films to move people and empower those affected by breast cancer to stand tall through this challenge, which impacts all of our lives, no matter who we are,” she added.