Pitt/Aniston for Time Traveller’s Wife? Say it ain’t so!

TimeTravelersThe Time Traveller’s Wife is one of my must-see flicks before year’s end, mostly because it’s got Eric Bana as the lead. So I was flabbergasted when I read this bit from Digital Spy that Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston were the couple screenwriter Bruce Joel Rubin had in mind when he wrote the script. Well, apparently he wrote the adaptation from Audrey Niffenegger’s novel before their divorce in 2005, but still!

Speaking to OK magazine, he said: “I thought they would be perfect for this film. I just saw them as a perfect version of Henry and Clare. I just found them equally attractive and equally compelling, and in terms of the Hollywood arena at that time, they were as good a couple as you could find. I was writing it in my mind for them.”

Meh, I’m glad it didn’t turn out that way as I wouldn’t have been at all excited to see it with the two of them as the lead. Regardless of their relationship and love life drama, I don’t think much of either of them as an actor. I’m probably in the minority here, but I’ve never been a fan of Pitt nor do I fathom what all the fuss is about the guy. There are a plethora of better looking and far more talented actors than he, but like Rod Stewart says, some guys have all the luck. As for Aniston, well let’s just say she will forever be ‘Rachel Green’ as she can’t ever seem to shake that role out of her psyche, no matter what character she plays!

In any case, I think the movie will be much better with Bana and Rachel McAdams on board, whom Rubin labeled “wonderful embodiments of who I envisioned would be on screen.” Judging from its trailer, I think both of them are perfect for the roles.

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5 thoughts on “Pitt/Aniston for Time Traveller’s Wife? Say it ain’t so!

  1. Mike

    I’m getting tickets for Friday’s showing. Going in the afternoon to be sure we get seats – it’s gonna sell out for sure. I’m going to forget I read your story when I watch it that evening as Brad and Jen together on screen would make me sick! LOL …

  2. Juliet

    Well, I do like Brad Pitt as an actor. Most his movies are pretty high-profile and he does pretty well in them. He can be pretty multi-dimensional so that’s good, compared to Aniston who is pretty boring in her acting roles actually. Ok, just my two cents!!

    1. rtm

      Yup I agree. Pitt is a much better actor compared to Aniston. She just can’t shake her ‘Rachel’ character from Friends, it’s always the same type of role for her. That’s why I’m not very excited that Gerry Butler is doing a movie with her called The Bounty. Oh well…

    1. rtm

      Hi Juliet, no I haven’t reviewed ‘Basterds’ yet but I don’t think I would. Not a big fan of Pitt nor Tarantino. I heard it’s comical but probably violent just like other Tarantino movies. Are you going to see District 9? Now that one I’d definitely recommend.

      Thanks for your comments, girl!

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