Anna Faris cannot seem to stay away from poorly-conceived romantic comedies. Faris has signed onto What’s Your Number?, a forthcoming R-rated comedy from New Regency. She will play a down-on-love woman who decides the key to finding “the one” is to revisit all her ex-boyfriends. Assisting her misguided endeavor will be a womanizing neighbor (Chris Evans). According to Variety, filming is to begin in May and will be directed by Mark Mylod (Entourage).
Though Faris gained some box-office credibility thanks to the $70.4 million worldwide gross of The House Bunny, she still has not had a film gross $100 million domestically since Scary Movie 3 in 2003. Joining the production of a film which was passed around by New Line and Sony and which has a painfully predictable plot is unlikely to snap that streak. If Evans hits the jackpot with next month’s The Losers, then there might be hope. But I would not count on it.