Anna Faris set to star in stalker roommate comedy

Based on her own pitch

Anna Faris is set to star in a new comedy for Paramount, based on her own untitled pitch.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the as-yet-unrevealed story will focus on Faris and a new roommate, "who turns out to be a stalker from hell" (we're guessing that's a metaphor and this isn't a tale of the supernatural).

Apparently Faris' agent and manager developed the project after hearing the actress refer to the true-life incident in an anecdote.

Well, at least that's a more interesting place to scour for potential projects than rooting around in Hollywood's back catalogue for reboot/remake material.

Faris is still probably best known for the Scary Movie franchise, though she's appeared in countless more comedic roles (and the odd not-so-comedic role, such as a teensy spot in Brokeback Mountain).

The movie is currently being written by Deanna Kiziz, who has developed the idea with producer Palak Patel.

Next up from Faris is 80s-throwback Take Me Home Tonight, and after that she'll lead What's Your Number?, in which her character asks what went wrong in relationships with guys like Chris Evans, Zachary Quinto and Andy Samberg.

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