Anna Faris picked for Bahamas nod

Actress will be honored with the Rising Star Tribute

Anna Faris will be honored at the Bahamas International Film Festival with its Rising Star Tribute.

The award is given to an actor or actress whose performances have put him or her on the path to achieve stardom in the industry. BIFF founder and executive director Leslie Vanderpool said of the actress who has starred in "House Bunny," "Lost in Translation" and the "Scary Movie" series, "Anna Faris represents everything that is good about Hollywood's present and future. Through the diverse roles she has taken on early in her career, she has displayed tremendous creativity and a marvelous gift for acting."

Faris will star next spring opposite Seth Rogen in Warner Bros.' "Observe and Report" and in the Sony animated film "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs," opposite Bill Hader.

The fifth annual Bahamas fest runs Dec. 4-11 in Nassau, Bahamas.