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Anna Faris, Ray Liotta join ''Observe''

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(FROM HOLLYWOOD REPORTER) ? Anna Faris and Ray Liotta have joined Seth Rogen in the Warner Bros./Legendary Pictures comedy Observe and Report. Michael Pena (Crash, Lions for Lambs) and Jesse Plemons (NBC’s Friday Night Lights) round out the cast, and Jody Hill (The Foot Fist Way) is directing from his own screenplay. The story is about a deluded, self-important head of mall security (Rogen) who battles the local cops in a turf war. Faris plays a girl working at a store in the mall, whom Rogen’s character lusts after; Pena plays Rogen’s best friend; Plemons is a security guard who works under Rogen; and Liotta plays Rogen’s nemesis, a detective in the local PD. Production starts this week. Faris next stars with Rumer Willis and Katharine McPhee in the comedy House Bunny, which opens Aug. 22, and recently shot Kids in America with Topher Grace. Pena stars with Rachel McAdams in Neil Burger’s Iraq War-themed drama The Lucky Ones. Liotta recently appeared in Battle in Seattle. (Hollywood Reporter)

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