Oddly enough, I sat with my lady today and watched some of the funnier moments of Observe and Report in between writing articles for this wonderful site, many of which included the very Lucile Ball-esque Anna Faris, Hollywood’s princess of comedy. So it’s more than appropriate that Faris has signed on to two new comedy projects, one at Universal and one at Touchstone.
The first is Wedding Banned, in which Faris is in talks to play the daughter of Robin Williams. The story revolves around a long-divorced couple who kidnap their daughter on her wedding day to prevent her from making the mistakes that they did. The parents rekindle their relationship as they go on the run from cops and the angry groom. The project has no director attached, but is moving fast toward shooting sometime next year, according to THR.
The second project is Universal’s upcoming comedy TMI, which is being developed as a star vehicle for Faris and Ryan Reynolds. The premise of the film is that while honesty is usually the best policy for a relationship, “too much information” might not always be the best thing. Once they get a director attached (there is already a script from Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith and Marc Klein), they could get this one in front of cameras shortly after Reynolds is done shooting the Martin Campbell directed Green Lantern, according to Variety.
Faris has also lined up a role as one of the live-action characters in Warner Bros. upcoming film Yogi Bear and has voiced one of the female chipmunks in the upcoming Fox comedy Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel. She is also one of the most attractive, funny and charming ladies in Hollywood. I support her making more movies — and both of these sound like pitches with potential, even if their are stock studio comedies.