Jennifer Aniston moved director Daniel Schechter to tears as she shot scenes as an abused woman in his upcoming film adaptation of one of Elmore Leonard's gritty novels, which he hails as the movie star's best work to date.
The Friends actress has veered away from her safe comedy roles to play a kidnapped housewife in the big screen take on Leonard's The Switch - a prequel to Rum Punch, which Quentin Tarantino transformed into Jackie Brown in 1997.
And Schechter insists the Hollywood superstar's portrayal of a broken woman is so powerful that he wept as she acted out scenes in front of him.
He tells The Hollywood Reporter, "It's the best work she's ever done and she’ll blow people away. I don't think people will see it coming, she's so talented and I was crying while watching it."
Tim Robbins, Will Forte and Isla Fisher also star in the film, which is not to be confused with Aniston's 2010 comedy of the same name, in which she played a single mum who realises her sperm donor was her best friend.