10 Hollywood stars who need a hit
Jim Carrey, Harrison Ford, Nicole Kidman and others struggle to get back on top
The Situation: Starring in the "Scary Movie" cycle and stealing the show in 2003's "Lost in Translation" proved she had the comic presence to match her beauty, but making the transition to leading lady has been problematic for Faris. Besides the hit animated "Alvin and the Chipmunk" films, Faris' recent live-action comedies "Take Me Home Tonight" and "What's Your Number?" have disappointed, and even her gutsy turn in "Observe and Report" failed to help the movie become much more than a cult hit.
Why there's hope: If her supporting turn in Sacha Baron Cohen's "The Dictator" doesn't remind audiences of her comic abilities, there's always the sure thing "Scary Movie 5."