Jennifer Aniston has signed on to star in Goree Girls, the true story of an all-female country band in a Texas prison in the 1940s, to be directed by Grey Gardens director Michael Sucsy, marking his feature-length directorial debut.

According to Variety, the film will be financed by Overnight Prods., which made a deal with DreamWorks to take the picture out of turnaround.

In Goree Girls, Sucsy will polish the most recent draft by John Lee Hancock, who rewrote an original by Margaret Nagle based on a 2003 Texas Monthly article by Skip Hollandsworth. His story was about the eight women who formed one of the first all-girl C&W acts in the country, became a public favorite and were eventually pardoned.

The project will begin production in January.