Katharine McPhee Joins Anna Faris Movie


“American Idol” runner-up Katharine McPhee will make her studio acting debut in the untitled Anna Faris project for Columbia Pictures and Happy Madison, says The Hollywood Reporter.

McPhee, along with Emma Stone, Rumer Willis, Kat Dennings and comedian Dana Goodman, have signed on to co-star in the comedy, which is being directed by Fred Wolf.

The script, written by Legally Blonde screenwriters Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith, centers on a Playboy bunny (Faris) who gets kicked out of the Playboy Mansion and becomes the house mother to the lamest sorority on campus.

McPhee will play a pregnant hippy, while Stone will be president of the sorority.

Willis will play an insecure young woman who wears a backbrace even though she could have had it removed years ago. Dennings will portray a pierced women’s studies feminist, and Goodman will play the sister who keeps switching majors and should have graduated years ago.

Also cast is Sarah Wright (Made of Honor), who will play a conniving young woman from the popular sorority.

Filming is scheduled to begin July 23 in Los Angeles.

The comedy marks the second role McPhee has booked in as many months; in June, she nabbed a role in The Last Caller, a dark romantic-comedy indie.