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Jay Baruchel: The Next Anna Faris?

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Now that The House Bunny’s impressive opening weekend has transformed Anna Faris from comedienne who needs to be a star to comedienne who sort of is a star, the hunt is on for the next Anna Faris. Who will be the next low-level actor whom we in the liberal media push for stardom? The Observer stakes a claim with yesterday’s blog post “Jay Baruchel Should Be More Famous,” arguing in favor of the Apatow supporting player best known as the main freshman in Undeclared and the bully in the upcoming Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist. We stand firmly behind this selection, and add that the movie most likely to cement Baruchel’s stardom is the recently announced Jay and Seth vs. The Apocalypse, in which Baruchel and Seth Rogen will play bickering roommates in a postapocalyptic wasteland — sort of like The Odd Couple meets The Road.

See the fake trailer for Jay and Seth vs. The Apocalypse — which Baruchel and Rogen made for the hell of it one week and which spawned the feature deal — after the jump.

Jay Baruchel Should Be More Famous [NYO]

Jay Baruchel: The Next Anna Faris?