Anna Faris Wins More Starring Roles in Mediocrity

December 5, 2008

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THR reports Anna Faris has plans to continue under-utilizing her comedic potential on two more seemingly bland, broad comedies. Just reading these one-sentence descriptions, you can already imagine exactly where in the trailers you'll hear the distinctive "hey! hey! hey!" of "Treat Her Right":

Paramount has picked up an untitled pitch from Faris, Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith that will produced by Happy Madison.

At the same time, Columbia has acquired the romantic comedy "20 Times a Lady" to act as a starring vehicle for Faris. Jennifer Crittenden and Gabrielle Allan wrote the script, which is based on the book by Karyn Bosnak. Contrafilm's Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson are producing.

The untitled Paramount project is a female buddy comedy following two estranged sisters who team up to land a husband.

"Lady" centers on a woman who goes on a trek through her sexual past in an effort to find Mr. Right, exploring the idea of a person's sexual quota and whether those numbers matter.

If you're wondering which is more likely to be offensively awful, it's the latter. Both concepts taste like dust, but only 20 Times a Lady also tries to shoehorn in a point about the necessity of promiscuity. Though I do like that it sounds like a time travel transvestite movie.

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