Paramount Pictures has picked up an untitled comedy project from Anna Faris and scribes Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten "Kiwi" Smith. Happy Madison is on board to produce the project, which will serve as a starring vehicle for Faris.
It is being described as a fish-out-of-water comedy about a naive centerfold model who loses her job and takes the only one she can find, that of a "house mother" at UCLA's lamest, dorkiest sorority.
Faris brought Lutz and Smith the idea for the character, which they then developed into a feature. The trio then took the project to Happy Madison's Heather Parry, who brought it into the company.
Faris will be an executive producer on the film, along with Lutz and Smith.
This year, Happy Madison produced "The Benchwarmers" and the Adam Sandler starrer "Click." The company will soon start shooting "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry."
Lutz and Smith made a name for themselves with female-centric comedies. Their credits include "10 Things I Hate About You," "Legally Blonde" and "She's the Man." The duo are repped by Paradigm.
Faris has starred in all four of the "Scary Movie" films, which have collectively grossed more than $680 million worldwide. Faris' other recent credits include "Brokeback Mountain," "Just Friends" and "My Super Ex-Girlfriend." She recently wrapped a starring turn in indie feature "Smiley Face" as well a turn in "Mama's Boy" opposite Jon Heder and Diane Keaton.
She is repped by Gersh, Raw Talent and attorney Robert Offer.
Borys Kit writes for The Hollywood Reporter.
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