Most people first discovered the comedic talent of actress Anna Faris when she played Cindy Cambell in the first Scary Movie in 2000 and over the next six years, she’s helped ground that comedy franchise as it spoofed dozens of movies that came out during the first half of the ’00s.
It’s been six years since Scary Movie 4 and while there’s been talk of Dimension Films making another one ever since, they finally announced they were moving ahead with Scary Movie 5 and that it would be directed by Malcolm Lee. Other than the release date of January 11, 2013, that’s pretty much all that’s known about it.
Of course, we wanted to assume that Cindy Campbell would be back and it was rumored Faris might at least make a cameo, so when ComingSoon.net interviewed Anna Faris today for her new movie The Dictator with Sacha Baron Cohen, we asked whether she’s gotten the call and whether Cindy may be returning.
“No, I don’t think I’m going to do it,” she told us. “I don’t think I’m part of that. I don’t know exactly what’s happening with it, but I hear it’s sort of in the works and stuff.”
It’s kind of sad to hear that Faris won’t have a chance to pass on the baton, but she was glad to hear we’d miss seeing her in the movie, and maybe they’ll call her eventually to at least do a cameo.
As of now, no other cast has been officially announced, although at least another “Scary Movie” regular Regina Hall has worked with Malcolm Lee before, appearing in his first movie The Best Man.
Look for more from our interview with Ms. Faris before The Dictator opens on Wednesday, May 16.
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