Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
New Images Of Kristen Stewart In Stoner Comedy 'American Ultra' And Sci-Fi 'Equals' New Images Of Kristen Stewart In Stoner Comedy 'American Ultra' And Sci-Fi 'Equals' ‘Game Of Thrones’ Will Probably End After Season 8, But HBO Is Open To Prequels & More ‘Game Of Thrones’ Will Probably End After Season 8, But HBO Is Open To Prequels & More The 25 Best Action Movies Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Action Movies Of The 21st Century So Far Relativity Puts 'Jane Got A Gun' And More Up For Sale As They Fight Off Bankruptcy Relativity Puts 'Jane Got A Gun' And More Up For Sale As They Fight Off Bankruptcy Zack Snyder Says Batman Has A "Crisis Of Conscience" In 'Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice' Plus New Pics Zack Snyder Says Batman Has A "Crisis Of Conscience" In 'Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice' Plus New Pics Venice 2015 Line-Up: 'Equals' With Kristen Stewart, 'Beasts Of No Nation,' 'The Danish Girl,' More Venice 2015 Line-Up: 'Equals' With Kristen Stewart, 'Beasts Of No Nation,' 'The Danish Girl,' More Watch: 4-Minute Tribute To Lars von Trier's Masterful Film Work Watch: 4-Minute Tribute To Lars von Trier's Masterful Film Work New 'Deadpool' Images, Ryan Reynolds Distances Himself From 'X-Men: Origins' New 'Deadpool' Images, Ryan Reynolds Distances Himself From 'X-Men: Origins' TIFF Images: Emma Watson In 'Colonia,' Brie Larson In 'Room,' Charlie Kaufman's 'Anomalisa' And More TIFF Images: Emma Watson In 'Colonia,' Brie Larson In 'Room,' Charlie Kaufman's 'Anomalisa' And More Richard Linklater Frontrunner To Direct 'The Rosie Project' Starring Jennifer Lawrence Richard Linklater Frontrunner To Direct 'The Rosie Project' Starring Jennifer Lawrence Watch: Blu-Ray Trailer For 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' Plus 11 New Clips From The Film Watch: Blu-Ray Trailer For 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' Plus 11 New Clips From The Film The 10 Best And 5 Worst Tom Cruise Performances The 10 Best And 5 Worst Tom Cruise Performances Watch: New Trailer For 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Blu-ray Release Explores Who Killed The World Watch: New Trailer For 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Blu-ray Release Explores Who Killed The World Just For Laughs: 'The Big Lebowski' Live Read With Michael Fassbender & Jennifer Lawrence Just For Laughs: 'The Big Lebowski' Live Read With Michael Fassbender & Jennifer Lawrence "A Living Hell": 'The Revenant' Is Reportedly $35 Million Over Budget, A Producer Exited The Movie, And More "A Living Hell": 'The Revenant' Is Reportedly $35 Million Over Budget, A Producer Exited The Movie, And More The 20 Best Documentaries Of 2015 So Far The 20 Best Documentaries Of 2015 So Far The 25 Best Animated Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Animated Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 50 Best Films Of The Decade So Far The 50 Best Films Of The Decade So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki

Anna Faris To Star In Stalker-Roommate Comedy, Will Take Less Crazy Lead Role

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist April 15, 2011 at 10:35AM

Lots of buzz is building around Anna Faris these days. She was recently the subject of an extensive -- if somewhat early, and kind of random -- profile in the New Yorker that looked over her career, chatted about the making of the forthcoming "What's Your Number?" and even got her opinion on past films like "Observe and Report" and "My Super Ex-Girlfriend." The actress is the executive producer on "What's Your Number?" and is working hard to get projects suited to her sensibilities instead of waiting for the right script to land on her doorstep.
0


Lots of buzz is building around Anna Faris these days. She was recently the subject of an extensive -- if somewhat early, and kind of random -- profile in the New Yorker that looked over her career, chatted about the making of the forthcoming "What's Your Number?" and even got her opinion on past films like "Observe and Report" and "My Super Ex-Girlfriend." The actress is the executive producer on "What's Your Number?" and is working hard to get projects suited to her sensibilities instead of waiting for the right script to land on her doorstep.

THR reports -- though it was revealed in the pages of the New Yorker a week ago -- that Paramount has picked up a stalker-roommate comedy from Faris, which she will produced and star in, that was developed with screenwriter Deanna Kizis. And while the plot details are apparently "under wraps," they were discussed in detail in the aforementioned profile.

The plot centers on Paige, a nurse who takes a new roommate named Ginny and they quickly become best friends. Or so it seems. Ginny pretends to share the same enthusiasm for all the things Paige likes including cooking, '80s movies, high-desert country and doll-house crime scenes (these were some of the ideas batted around in a pitch meeting in February, so not all those likes/dislikes may stick). Of course, Ginny turns out to be a nut with some dark plans of her own.

As for what role she'll take on, while the crazed Ginny seems a perfect fit for Faris' wacky comedic sensibilities she told the magazine, "But all the guys on my team want me to play Paige, because she's the lead." Noting that Paige is sort of the straight role of the film who has to be likable and relatable to moviegoers and would "constrain" Faris' comedic skills, the actress wound up taking the less zany part when the deal was closed. Too bad.

No word yet on where in her schedule this will fall, but "What's Your Number?" is slated to open on September 30th.

This article is related to: Actresses, Film Studios, Anna Faris, Paramount


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates