Could Jennifer Aniston's two new projects finally give the actress the opportunities she needs to remind us that, given material that doesn't suck, she can still be funny? Some might think she hasn't been all that funny since she donned flair in Office Space or lucked out with The Break-Up because of her chemistry with now-ex VInce Vaughn, but I'll argue otherwise and hope that roles in Wanderlust and Horrible Bosses prove me otherwise.

In Wanderlust, the woman who launched countless "Rachel" haircut imitators in the '90s will be costarring with Paul Rudd as a big city couple looking to shake up their lives and end up living on a commune. Okay, so this might seem like old hat, but with David Wain and Ken Marino behind the script and Wain directing, this has a good chance to be really funny. Rudd, Wain, and Marino came up with a hilarious screenplay in Role Models, the ludicrous comedy starring Rudd and Seann William Scott as the worst Big Brothers ever, which Wain also directed. Wanderlust will also be produced by Judd Apatow, the man with the golden comedy touch.
Aniston is also in talks to join Jason Bateman and Charlie Day from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia in the Seth Gordon-directed Horrible Bosses. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Aniston would be playing one of the three bosses their employees are scheming to kill, a dentist who is sexually harassing her employee, played by Charlie Day. (Please, let him be a dental assistant, bib and all.) Colin Farrell is also in talks to play one of the other bosses. This sounds like the darker of the two, and also the iffier, especially given how many incarnations it's been through over the years.

Do either of these pique your interest? Do you think that Aniston just needs a solid script and equally funny costars to bounce off of, or is she a one-hit wonder who will forever be Rachel from Friends? Weigh in below.
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