Jennifer Aniston in the Cake Trailer

A new Cake trailer has been released, showcasing what appears to be quite a different role for Jennifer Aniston.

Aniston plays Claire, a troubled woman who initiates a dubious relationship with a widower while confronting fantastical hallucinations of his dead wife — a member of her support group who committed suicide.

Early reviews are mixed, but we’re mightily intrigued by the change of pace Aniston is showing here. The film itself looks like it could be emotional and raw. Fingers crossed it is.

Cake stars Jennifer Aniston, Anna Kendrick, Sam Worthington, Chris Messina, Felicity Huffman, William H. Macy, Britt Robertson, Lucy Walters and Camille Mana.

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Official synopsis for Cake:

Based on a “blacklisted” script from screenwriter Patrick Tobin, CAKE is directed by Daniel Barnz and features an all-star cast that includes Oscar-nominees Anna Kendrick and Adriana Barraza, and Sam Worthington. CAKE takes us into the darkly funny world of Claire Bennett (Aniston) who initiates a dubious relationship with a widower (Worthington) while confronting fantastical hallucinations of his dead wife (Kendrick). With her feisty housekeeper and caretaker (Barraza) ever at her side, Claire searches for human connection and self-forgiveness in this comedically poignant tale of personal redemption.

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Cake will open on a limited run in New York in January.