When it comes to raunchy comedy, the boys may have just lost the edge to Anna Faris. According to The Hollywood Reporter, her success in "The House Bunny" has led to Faris starring in two new comedies at two different studios.
First, Faris will be starring in "20 Times a Lady" for Columbia Pictures. Based on the book by Karyn Bosak, Faris will play Delilah, who sleeps with her 20th guy just before reading a newspaper article that insists the national average of partners is about half that. Deciding that she's had a few too many, Delilah goes back through all 20 of her ex-boyfriends to see if one of them might be Mr. Right after all.
Along the way, she explores the idea of a sexual quota, and whether those numbers really matter -- and finds love along the way.
But Faris is also focused on developing her own comedic material, and to that end has sold Paramount an untitled pitch that will reteam the actress with "House Bunny" writers Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith. Produced by Adam Sandler's Happy Madison shingle, it will be a female buddy comedy about two estranged sisters who team up to land a husband. That's a story that will get ugly fast.
With big deals like these, Faris is proving herself to be one of the savviest girls in Hollywood, as well as the funniest. As one of the rare comedic actresses who can appeal to men *and* women, she has nowhere to go but up.