Anna Faris

This movie, more than any other, has given us the opportunity for excellently misleading titles. As we reported back in September, in another misleadingly titled news piece, Anna Faris will be strapping on her work boots to play Linda Lovelace in the upcoming biopic about the porn star and anti-porn activist also misleadingly titled Inferno.

But who cares about what it’s called as long as Anna Faris is in it?

The actress recently told MTV’s Movies Blog that she’s hoping to get started on the project after her stint on Observe and Report with Seth Rogen. That means production could begin as early as this summer if they figure out “the money bit.”

This will be a huge transition for Faris who has mostly appeared in spoofs and light comedies. I’m too blinded by my ever-growing crush on her to think objectively about whether or not she has the chops for it, but something tells me that Sam Rockwell’s involvement is a fairly strong endorsement of her skills. As one of the strongest acting presences in Hollywood, I doubt he’d sign up to work alongside someone he didn’t have faith in.

It’s an odd sort of project – the biopic of a porn actress who is more legend than star – and a lot will be riding on its success if Faris wants to continue breaking her comic bounds.

I apologize for saying “riding on,” but it’s nearly impossible to get through a story like this without a little innuendo. Or a marriage proposal. We’ll keep an eye on the project and an eye on Anna Faris for you. Stay tuned!


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