Joel McHale has signed on to co-star in the Anna Faris comedy What’s Your Number? According to THR, McHale will play “Faris’ mildly charming boss, whom she accidentally sleeps with, causing her to begin a wild goose chase to find the one that got away.” I think this could be huge miscasting. I can’t imagine McHale as anyone who isn’t ridiculously charming. I probably wouldn’t watch The Soup if he wasn’t the host and he’s part of the amazing cast that has helped to make Community one of the funniest shows on television. The actor/host has also joined the cast of the Owen Wilson-Jack Black-Steve Martin comedy The Big Year, which we reported on yesterday. McHale will play Martin’s boss (I guess McHale’s got a look that screams “management”?)
What’s Your Number? is based on the book by Karyn Bosnak. Jennifer Crittenden and Gabrielle Allan wrote the script and Mark Mylod will direct. The cast also includes Chris Evans, Zachary Quinto, and Matt Bomer. Shooting is set to begin at the end of the month.