Jennifer Aniston

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Jennifer Aniston will be singing a different tune behind bars.

Variety reports the actress has signed on to star in Goree Girls, a film about the Goree All Girl String Band, a country music group that had a popular 1940s-era radio show despite the fact that its members were all inmates at a Texas prison.

Made up of female felons serving time for robbery, murder and cattle rustling, the band was pretty much forgotten until Texas Monthly ran a terrific story about it in 2003.

So a period ensemble film set in prison set to the strains of country music? Following a string of contemporary films, this sounds like an intriguing change of pace for the Aniston.

Not to mention prison movies are the stuff Oscar nominations are made of.

Who else is getting locked down? Visit the inmates in our Casting Couch gallery.

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