You might remember a little while back when one of our favorite funny women, Anna Faris, broke the news to MTV that she was making plans to get dramatic with a biopic about porn actress Linda Lovelace entitled "Inferno." Naturally, when we caught up with the "Scary Movie" star recently, we had to ask her for an update on the intriguing project.
"We're still trying to put it together," explained the affable actress, who will reportedly be appearing opposite Sam Rockwell in the flick. "I'm going to do ['Observe & Report' with Seth Rogen] first, and then hopefully we'll get together for the summer."
That's good news for the sizable audience that responded favorably to our initial report on the film, which will be directed by "Your Name Here" filmmaker Matthew Wilder. Faris seems like a comedian whose talents could translate well to drama, and the story of Lovelace (raised Catholic, a mother at 20, starring in "Deep Throat" at 23, an anti-porn crusader in her later years) is some meaty material.
"I think we're still working on the money bit," laughed Faris, who will next be seen in the August comedy "The House Bunny."
"You're not going to even know who I am," she half-joked, discussing her plans for the portrayal. "I'm not there right now, but I will be when the time comes. I'll be in a very dark place."
Do you think Anna has the chops to pull off a heavy, dramatic biopic? Why or why not?