'Scary Movie 5' Plot Details Revealed and Anna Faris Won't Be Back
Next week we'll see Anna Faris teaming up with Sacha Baron Cohen in The Dictator, a film that is hopefully better than most of the promotions that have been making the rounds thus far. However, her roots in comedy are strong, and she's one of the few actresses who works exclusively in the genre, even if they're not always the best movies of their kind. Actually, when Faris shines the brightest has been in the Scary Movie franchise, a series that started strong, but has puttered out at a time when parody films like this are a bit dated. However, it sounds like she's officially moving on as Scary Movie 5 does not have her attached.
We only just recently heard that Undercover Brother director Malcolm Lee would be directing the film, but ComingSoon talked to Faris who said, "I don't think I'm going to do it. 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." Perhaps development is still early and Faris just hasn't been contacted about the film yet, but you would think the franchise star would be the most integral part of the series. Of course, with a franchise that is made on the cheap likely isn't looking for a big price tag for Faris who has become a desired leading lady of sorts. Of course, the recently revealed plot details seem to indicate Faris' character isn't really needed.
The story in Scary Movie 5 involves the dance world, with a snooty, aloof, imperious, and oversexed French director of a dance company named Pierre putting on a huge production. Jody, a Caucasian late-20's mother of two and her late-20's African American friend Kendra are both vying for the lead in the production. Jody's extremely controlling former dancer mother is determined that Jody will have the brilliant career that eluded her. The highly skilled mid-30's Diva veteran dancer with the company, Heather Daltry, gets cut from the production and goes berserk.
Um, what? First of all, that doesn't sound like a parody of a scary movie at all, and second of all, there's not really anything that sounds all that funny in there. Maybe this is just a small part of the film and the entire plot doesn't revolve around these characters? This sounds more like a Dance Flick sequel rather than another Scary Movie. Why can't there be a parody taking aim at all the horror remakes in the past few years? Of course, I lost interest in this franchise after the third film, and since it's been six years since the last sequel and I haven't heard anyone clamoring for another one, I don't think there's a huge audience waiting on pins and needles. Plus it'd be nice if Faris at least had a cameo. Anyone care?