Hugh Hefner’s three girlfriends on The Girls Next Door, Holly Madison, Bridget Marquardt and Kendra Wilkinson, will be broadening their acting credentials as they make an appearance on an upcoming movie produced by Adam Sandler’s production company, Happy Madison. I Know What Boys Like, the latest offering from Legally Blonde screenwriters Kirsten Smith and Karen McCullah Lutz, is a comedy film that attempts to deviate from the Hollywood’s typical male comedic duo as it presents a funny and sexy character as the lead.
Directed by Fred Wolf (Strange Wilderness), I Know What Boys Like tells the story of a Playboy playmate named Shelley, who is abruptly evicted from Hugh Hefner’s infamous mansion in order to make room for some younger beauties. Homeless with no one else to turn to, her quest for employment leads her to a sorority where she serves as den mother to L.A.’s most socially clueless women. Together, they learn from each other and gain confidence in order to face life with a new perspective.
The movie, which is currently in production, brings together the stars of The Girls Next Door, along with Anna Faris (Scary Movie 4), Colin Hanks (Roswell), Emma Stone (Drive), Kat Dennings (ER), Rumer Willis (Hostage), Katharine McPhee (American Idol), and Kiely Williams (The Cheetah Girls).
Faris, who plays the disgraced lead character Shelley Darlingson, reveals some tidbits about the movie and her character as well.
“We shot with the girlfriends, and with [Hugh] Hef, and we have a big party scene at the [Playboy] mansion,” Faris explained. “Initially [my character] gets thrown out, because she’s just too old. There’s no second-tier bunnies, and when it’s time to move on, what are you gonna do?”
“Shelley finds a sorority of, well, we’re just total misfits,” Williams, who plays the shyest of the makeover candidates, added Williams. “We’re socially awkward girls. And she turns us into bunnies… but it’s more about being ourselves…she gives us so much confidence.”
I Know What Boys Like is expected to hit the theaters in August 2008. Meanwhile, fans can catch Holly Madison, Bridget Marquardt and Kendra Wilkinson on The Girls Next Door, which premieres on Sunday, December 9 at 10pm on E!
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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