Jennifer Garner and Anna Faris: party girls?

Pajiba reports that the duo will star in 'The Bachelorette Party,' a female version of last year's testosterone-driven mega hit 'The Hangover' that centers around a recently-spurned high school teacher who plans to send her uptight cousin into matrimony with a massive, final bash.

But, of course, certain ... indiscretions take place at the party, testing the longtime loyalty between the two cousins. Jennifer Garner and Anna Faris: party girls?

Pajiba reports that the duo will star in 'The Bachelorette Party,' a female version of last year's testosterone-driven mega hit 'The Hangover' that centers around a recently-spurned high school teacher who plans to send her uptight cousin into matrimony with a massive, final bash.

But, of course, certain ... indiscretions take place at the party, testing the longtime loyalty between the two cousins.

Its not clear yet who will play what role. Conventional wisdom says that Faris would play the party girl, and Garner the uptight cousin. But as Pajiba's Dustin Rowles says, it might be nice to see Garner "loosen up a bit" and play against-type.

Since leaving 'Alias's' tough-as-nails Sydney Bristow behind, Garner's turned herself into a big screen specialist in playing either damaged, high-maintenance characters or shrill, wet blanket-types (see: 'Valentine's Day'; 'Juno'; 'Catch and Release').

Likewise with Faris, who has gone the other route, becoming the go-to girl for ditzy, comedic lead roles since moving on from the 'Scary Movie' series ('Observe and Report'; 'The House Bunny'). But 'The Bachelorette Party' could be an opportunity for Faris to show the kind of nuance and timing she did as an overseas starlet in 2003's 'Lost In Translation'.

We like the idea of some role reversal in this one, but whether it happens remains to be seen. In the meantime, Garner's next film, 'Christmas in Connecticut,' hits theaters later this year, and Faris will provide one of the voices in the animated feature 'Yogi Bear' (in 3D!), out this December.
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