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Anna Faris, who is now a mother in real life, will get a chance to play one on television. The Dictator actress has landed the lead role in Mom, a new CBS comedy from Chuck Lorre.
The project centers on a single mother who recently became sober and is just trying to get her life together in Napa Valley. It received a pilot order last month and is the first new project created under Lorre’s new four-year deal with Warner Bros. TV. It is his first series with a female lead since his ‘90s hits Grace Under Fire and Cybill.
Deadline reported Friday that Faris joined the project to play the title character. The actress has rarely done TV work, although she had an arc on Friends and did star in a 2005 NBC pilot called Blue Skies. She has hosted Saturday Night Live twice.
Lorre wrote the pilot with Two and a Half Men veterans Eddie Gorodetsky and Gemma Baker.
Faris recently starred in Sacha Baron Cohen’s The Dictator and has also appeared in the Scary Movie films, as well as The House Bunny and What’s Your Number?.
She is married to Zero Dark Thirty actor Chris Pratt and recently gave birth to their first child, Jack.
“He was born nine weeks premature, so we spent a month in the intensive care unit with him,” Pratt said about Jack on The Late Show with David Letterman this week, reports People. “But he’s totally healthy now. He is just so perfect and I love him so much.”