Scary Movie 5 Targets Black Swan, Ditches Anna Faris

Black Swan Scary Movie 5

So there's good news and bad news regarding Scary Movie 5. The bad news is... well, there is a Scary Movie 5. The good news? Anna Faris has reportedly exercised her option and/or good judgment to step away from the ever-deteriorating franchise. And then there's this, which could go either way depending on your taste: The new installment reportedly intends to spoof Black Swan. Like, the whole thing.

Know the Artist tweeted a referral to this casting call, which disclosed the basic plot as such:

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. [...]

The studio had been very interested in bringing back some of the series’ original cast members, but there’s no word on where that plan stands now. Insiders have said that the film has been completely retooled and will hire a brand new cast. That would not be a surprise considering the casting directors are "seeking a comedic leading lady with the ability to play comedy in a grounded dramatic style".

Faris is more than capable of that last part, though the actress disclosed at this week's Dictator press junket that it won't be her: "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." Womp woooomp. Or wait — huzzah! You tell me.

[@KnowTheArtist via First Showing; Coming Soon]


  • The sad thing is, the best part she could play would be the parody of the Winona Ryder character from Black Swan. But I think that's already more thought and effort than the makers are willing to put into this.

  • Chris G says:

    they should get Elizabeth Berkley cause this sounds like it could also parody Showgirls

  • ILDC says:

    I think movies like Superhero Movie and Dance Flick proved that if you're going to phone in a "spoof" movie like Friedberg/Seltzer, make it largely about movies still fresh in the public's mind. Scary Movie 4 probably did better than Scream and Spy Kids 4 for similar reasons, Bob.

  • Morgan says:

    I'm not keen for number 5, but I think scary movie 3 and 4 were funnier than 1 and 2

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