Director Evan Greenberg has cast Kristen Bell In Dance of Mirlitons, an indie comedy! Get the details on Bellâ€™s new movie role with videos and photos after the jump.
Forgetting Sarah Marshall star Kristen Bell has been tapped to play a pushy and overbearing mother in her next movie role from director Evan Greenberg and producers Daniel Dubiecki and Joely Michaely.
Cast in the ballet comedy, Bell will portray a mother who will do anything to get her overweight ballerina to be a star! The role of the tutu ten year old has yet to be cast as Greenberg and producers are reportedly looking to â€śdiscover and unknownâ€ť actress to fill the role in Dance of Mirlitons.
On a rocky path but determined to bring this indie flick to the big screen, Dance of Mirliton was first picked up Warner Brothers five years ago but unfortunately financing fell through. Speaking out about the project Greenberg shared his thoughts on Kristen Bell in Dance of Mirlitons and getting the project back on track:
“It took me a few years to get the rights back. Once I got the rights back, it was about the right partner. Kristenâ€™s combination of comedic timing and authenticity will bring this character to the next level, and give this crossover appeal. I hope that one day people will talk about how it was one of those movies that came together, fell apart, and came together again. The best projects are the ones that take the most elbow grease to get made.â€ť
Greenberg and his crew are hoping to begin filming this winter on the project, and are currently scouting for the position of their little ballerina, to play opposite Bell. Tell us what you think of Kristen Bell In Dance of Mirlitons? Drop us your comments below.
On other Kristen Bell news, the former sleuth who rose to fame as Verona Mars is also set to appear in the 2010 production of the movie Sheepish as the character Marybelle. She is also attached to Everybody Loves Whales, the upcoming movie Burlesque opposite Christina Aguilera and an untitled comedy where she will play the role of super girl!
See videos and photos of Kristen Bell below.
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