Jennifer Garner and Anna Faris may be teaming up soon, in a way that may remind you of the team of Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis. In the wake of the success of The Hangover — success to the tune of $460 million dollars at the worldwide box office — 20th Century Fox appears to be dusting off the Karen McCullah Lutz (The House Bunny) written comedy The Bachelorette Party, a project that has been around since Leslie Bibb was attached to star back in 2007. This time, they are reportedly roping in some major talent in Faris and Garner. But there’s also no word as to whether it will draw on The Hangover‘s raunch.
Pajiba describes the premise as follows: “A high-school teacher recently left at the altar must now send off her uptight cousin with a huge bachelorette bash. The cousin is marrying the teacher’s best male friend. During a drunken bachelorette party, the uptight cousin betrays her fiance with a drunken indiscretion, leaving the teacher to decide where her loyalties lie.”
Let me guess, Garner will play the teacher who is unlucky at love. That wouldn’t be a stretch for her, as it’s essentially the same role she played in Garry Marshall’s blight against humanity, Valentine’s Day. Speaking of which, we can only hope that Lutz’s script is smarter and perhaps a bit raunchier than that of VD, as I’m not sure we (the world) can really take another 7-hour suckfest. The project is currently under the Callahan Filmworks banner with Peter Segal (Tommy Boy) producing alongside Lutz, so there’s a bit of hope. Though from the sound of it, this sounds more like a safe play and less like The Hangover the more I look at it. Disappointing, I know.
Side Note: Anna Faris’ involvement will hold my interest. I liked The House Bunny, and I don’t care what you have to say about it.