'White Collar' star eyes role in Anna Faris film

8:00 PM PST 03/24/2010 by Borys Kit, AP

THR EXCLUSIVE

Matt Bomer, star of USA's "White Collar," and Ari Graynor are in negotiations to join Anna Faris in the romantic comedy "What's Your Number?"

Mark Mylod is directing "Number," which is being produced by Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson of Contrafilm. The project initially was set up at Columbia, but in a rare move, the studio allowed it to migrate to Regency under the provision it get made within a certain time frame.

"Number" centers on a woman (Faris) who treks through her sexual past to find Mr. Right, exploring the idea of sexual quotas and whether such numbers matter. Jennifer Crittenden and Gabrielle Allan wrote the script based on Karyn Bosnak's book.

Bomer will portray Faris' dream guy, and Graynor will play her sister, whose wedding serves as a backdrop to much of the proceedings. The movie, which also counts Chris Evans in its cast, shoots this spring. The movie's makers are hoping to populate the cast with high-profile cameos.

Bomer, repped by ICM and 3 Arts Entertainment, began his career in TV before segueing to features with such pics as "Flightplan" and "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning." He boomeranged back to TV, starring in ABC thriller "Traveler" and appearing on NBC's "Chuck" before his star-making turn on "Collar." "Number" is his first feature since 2006's "Chainsaw."

Graynor, repped by UTA and Principal Entertainment, broke out in "Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist." She most recently was seen in "Youth in Revolt" and starred opposite Jesse Eisenberg and Justin Bartha in the indie movie "Holy Rollers," which premiered at Sundance this year. She next appears in "Betty Anne Waters" with Hilary Swank and Sam Rockwell.
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