Kristen Bell, Lily Collins And More Join Greg Kinnear In Writers
It looks like Kristen Bell's agent is on a serious hot streak. Just two days after landing a lead role in Disney's Frozen and a part in Jennifer Getzinger's adaptation of Neil LaBute'sSome Girl(s), she has been cast in yet another project. And she has some pretty solid company as well.
Bell, Lily Collins, Lily Collins, Logan Lerman, Nat Wolff and Liana Liberato have all joined the ranks of Writers, a new dramedy from writer/director Josh Boone (who will be making his directorial debut. According to THR, which broke the casting story, the group of actors will be joining Greg Kinnear and Jennifer Connelly, who are already 0n-board. Set over the course of a year, the story centers on a a famous novelist, played by Kinnear, who has become entirely obsessed with his ex-wife (Connelly).
Collins will play the couples' daughter - who is college-aged and is lusted after by Lerman's character - and Wolff will play their son - who is in love with Liberato's character. Bell will be a friend of Kinnear's character who makes attempts to get him past his former love. Stephen King is set to make a cameo as himself in the film while Rusty Joiner and Patrick Schwarzenegger are also playing supporting roles. Production will begin this March in North Carolina.
It's really great to see Kristen Bell keep getting parts. Obviously she rose to popularity with the short-lived Veronica Mars, but in the years since she's shown herself to be a talented and funny actress. Her script choices aren't always the greatest - she does have titles like Burlesque and When in Rome on her resume - but hopefully this new string of roles will bring her the success she deserves.
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