A woman who was once a beauty queen may not have to wait too long to see her beauty salon come to life.

    The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Fox Searchlight has signed Jennifer Aniston to play the mother of the salon’s star, Nancy.

    According to a person familiar with the project, Aniston, who starred in the hit sitcom The X Factor, is set to play Nancy, the salon owner who first took Nancy to the salon.

    Aniston was rumored to have a role in the movie, which was first reported by Entertainment Weekly.

    The film will be directed by the Academy Award-nominated James Cameron, who helmed the 2007 film Avatar and has also helmed Titanic, X-Men: Apocalypse, and the upcoming Jurassic World.

    The script is by Jonathan Berg and Jonathan Gold, and is being produced by David O. Russell and Lauren Shuler Donner.

    An original film adaptation of The X-Factor will be released in 2018.

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