Latest Entertainment News Headlines

Chris Pratt and Anna Faris to team up for comedy Vacation Friends

03.25.2014

Fox has acquired the spec script VACATION FRIENDS for stars Chris Pratt and Anna Faris to star and for HOT TUB TIME MACHINE director Steve Pink to helm. The script, by siblings Tom Mullen & Kim Mullen, has Pratt and Faris playing "a straight laced couple on vacation in Mexico. They have a great time with a wild couple they befriend. When the straight laced duo gets back to their normal lives, the wild vacation couple materializes, hoping to rekindle the fun. Their antics don’t seem nearly as fun in the real world and they won’t go away.  It’s like What About Bob? with a couple."

Pratt and Faris (who are married offscreen) have paired together in smaller parts before, both in Faris' romcom WHAT'S YOUR NUMBER? and a small award winner known as MOVIE 43, but have never starred in a film together. Pratt, who stars on NBC's Parks and Recreation, is slated to blow up this summer after Marvel's GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY hits theaters and follows that debut with the lead in Colin Trevorrow's JURASSIC WORLD. Faris, meanwhile, is currently starring in the sitcom, Mom, with Allison Janney.

I think this is a great match-up, personally. Pratt is hysterical on Parks and Recreation (just in general, really) and Faris is every bit his equal in their comedic stylings. Faris may not have gotten the traction expected after the hit THE HOUSE BUNNY, but she's an underrated and underutilized actress, especially in the comedy department (see SMILEY FACE and JUST FRIENDS). I'm game for this one and I think if they find the duo to star opposite these guys this could be something really cool (and hopefully hilarious).

No word on a release as this is currently in development. More as it develops.

CLICK IMAGE TO OPEN GALLERY & SEE MORE PICS...

Source: Deadline

RECOMMENDED MOVIE NEWS

MORE FUN FROM AROUND THE WEB

Strikeback
Not registered? Sign-up!
Or

8:25PM on 03/25/2014
I for one am really glad their marriage survived Movie 43.
I for one am really glad their marriage survived Movie 43.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
7:33PM on 03/25/2014
At first I thought it's National Lampoon's Vacation but the premise sounds like fun.
At first I thought it's National Lampoon's Vacation but the premise sounds like fun.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
1:24PM on 03/25/2014

Um...

"A small award winner known as MOVIE 43"??
What the freak... I hope that was meant ironically. The only award MOVIE 43 won was a Razzie for worst screenplay, and it wasn't exactly some obscure indie flick. Seems kind of like the author didn't do his research.
"A small award winner known as MOVIE 43"??
What the freak... I hope that was meant ironically. The only award MOVIE 43 won was a Razzie for worst screenplay, and it wasn't exactly some obscure indie flick. Seems kind of like the author didn't do his research.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
1:28PM on 03/25/2014
He was being sarcastic....but again I don't know if you're being sarcastic.
He was being sarcastic....but again I don't know if you're being sarcastic.
2:24PM on 03/25/2014
You don't get a lot of jokes, do you?
You don't get a lot of jokes, do you?
10:00PM on 03/25/2014
Nope, MickLoud. Rarely, if ever. In fact, without genre labels telling me how to react to movies, I probably would've cried my way through Waterboy and laughed my way through The Boy with the Striped Pajamas.

Thank goodness for gifs and helpful schmoes that keep me on track the rest of the time.
Nope, MickLoud. Rarely, if ever. In fact, without genre labels telling me how to react to movies, I probably would've cried my way through Waterboy and laughed my way through The Boy with the Striped Pajamas.

Thank goodness for gifs and helpful schmoes that keep me on track the rest of the time.
10:18PM on 03/25/2014
But seriously, Paul Shirey, no disrespect intended. I'll cop to the fact that I totally misread that. I guess I just imagined some poor sap IMDB-ing MOVIE 43 and seeing that it had "3 wins and 4 nominations" and not checking to see what those were, and that made me laugh. I didn't see who this article was written by, though, so my mistake.
But seriously, Paul Shirey, no disrespect intended. I'll cop to the fact that I totally misread that. I guess I just imagined some poor sap IMDB-ing MOVIE 43 and seeing that it had "3 wins and 4 nominations" and not checking to see what those were, and that made me laugh. I didn't see who this article was written by, though, so my mistake.
12:48AM on 03/26/2014
You're good, dogmanaut. Plus, you gave me a great excuse to use that awesome Andy Dwyer gif and that made it all worth it ;)
You're good, dogmanaut. Plus, you gave me a great excuse to use that awesome Andy Dwyer gif and that made it all worth it ;)
1:00PM on 03/25/2014
Both of them also starred together in Take Me Home Tonight.

But yeah, this sounds like it could be a funny film.
Both of them also starred together in Take Me Home Tonight.

But yeah, this sounds like it could be a funny film.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
View All Comments

Latest Entertainment News Headlines


Top
Loading...

Featured Youtube Videos

Views and Counting

Movie Hottie Of The Week

More