March 31, 2011 / 12:31 PM / 8 years ago

Aniston, Moore to direct short films on breast cancer

Jennifer Aniston during an autograph-signing event as part of promotional activities for her fragrance "Jennifer Aniston" in Mexico City, March 10, 2011. REUTERS/Henry Romero

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actresses Jennifer Aniston and Demi Moore and singer Alicia Keys will each direct a short film about breast cancer and its impact on people’s lives for cable television network Lifetime.

“Friends” co-creator Marta Kauffman is overseeing the collection of five short films called “Project Five,” the TV network said on Tuesday. This is the first time she and Aniston have worked together since the sitcom “Friends” ended in 2004.

Aniston, Keys and Moore will each direct a short movie, as will filmmaker Patty Jenkins, who made the 2003 crime drama “Monster.” A fifth director will be chosen later.

Kauffman supervised a team of writers that came up with five stories that use humor and drama to show the effects of breast cancer on women’s relationships and how they perceive themselves, said Lifetime Networks.

The collection of five short films, slated to air sometime this year, will be produced by Sony Pictures Television.

Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis: Editing by Bob Tourtellotte

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