Kristen Bell To Star In Disney's Frozen, Lands Role In Neil LaBute Adaptation Some Girls
Disney has been trying to make an animated film about The Snow Queen for years now, but it was only in recent months that it seemed like a real possibility. In late December it was reported that the project had gotten a new title - Frozen - and a release date of November 27, 2013 was put in place. But who will voice the newest member of Disney royalty?
According to THR, the answer to that question is Kristen Bell. The story is based on the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen and is about an evil queen who kidnaps a young boy named Kai. Following his disappearance, a young girl named Gerda goes on an adventure to save him. The film is being directed by Chris Buck, who previously co-directed both Surf's Up - the animated film about surfing penguins - and 1999's Tarzan. Much like many of Disney's recent animated films, the project is being overseen by Pixar chief John Lasseter and Peter Del Vecho and will be done using computer generated animation.
But Frozen isn't the only new project that Bell has landed. The actress has also signed on for a role in Some Girls, a new adaptation of Neil LaBute's play. Jennifer Getzinger, who previously directed episodes of Mad Men, Desperate Housewives, The Killing, and Hung, is attached to helm the project. Adam Brody, who was previously cast, will play the protagonist, a man who tries to repair his relationships with his exes the night before his wedding. Bell will play a woman named Bobbi, one of Brody's scorned lovers whom he left without saying a word.
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