On Friday, theaters across the country will finally know the answer to the question that’s been plaguing us all summer. What’s Your Number?, starring Anna Faris and Boston’s own Chris Evans is finally coming to theaters after filming all around Beantown from May through July of 2010.
Ads for the upcoming release have been playing seemingly nonstop since the trailer was released earlier this summer, with increasing frequency throughout the past month. The film follows Ally Darling (Faris), a recently fired marketing executive, who reads a magazine article that says that women who have had 20 or more lovers have trouble getting married. Realizing she has already had 19 lovers, she begins a wild search to track down all of her exes, hoping to find one that could be her missed opportunity to find her soul mate.
The film, which was originally scheduled for release earlier this year until it got pushed back to this fall, is being talked about by many within the industry as perhaps being a vehicle for solidifying Anna Faris is a bona fide leading lady. Her hunky costar, which became more of a household name after this summer’s Captain America, was actually just gearing up to film the iconic role when WYN was being shot. His superhero physique is shown throughout the film, including a nude scene on the docks near Boston harbor. The scene seemingly also offers a glimpse of Anna’s goods, however, C.P. Casting, who handled wrangling the myriad of local extras who filled the backgrounds of many scenes, was also responsible for finding a body double with Faris’s physique and exact measurements to fill-in for her on camera.
The film is sure to be a hit with both rom com fans and Bostonians a like, as the movie is serving as a sort of visual love letter to our fair city, featuring a wide array of Beantown backdrops. Outdoor spaces like the docks at Fan Pier, Piers Park in East Boston, Salem Street in the North End, Boylston Street, Copley Square, Beacon Hill, and Post Office Square Park in the Financial District can all be clearly seen throughout the trailer. Other things, known more to Boston locals, will also make appearances onscreen, like old-time Beacon Hill hang-out, the 21st Amendment, Arlington Church, Mini Bar on Huntington Street, and even ones of those cutesy bicycles with a mounted warming-box used by the delivery guys at popular pizzeria, The Upper Crust, will play a role in the film.
What’s Your Number? also costars Joel McHale and Andy Samberg, and hits theaters everywhere September 30, and is rated R.
Photo Credit: Official What’s Your Number? Facebook Page