Kristen Bell Voicing Lead in Disney's 'Frozen', Starring in 'Some Girls'
It's a good day to be Kristen Bell. The erstwhile private eye from "Veronica Mars" has bounced back and forth from the big screen to the small one, starring in films like Forgetting Sarah Marshall and taking a lead in Showtime's "House of Lies" opposite Don Cheadle and Ben Schwartz. Today is especially memorable for the actress, as THR reports she's booked two feature film gigs, one live action and one animated. The first is called Some Girls, an adaptation of Neil LaBute's play, and the animated project is Disney's upcoming Frozen, in which she'll be both speaking and singing the lead role. More on both projects below.
Some Girls is an adaptation of filmmaker/playwright Neil LaBute's 2006 play. Adam Brody will star as a man who, on the eve of his wedding, visits multiple ex-girlfriends to make amends for treating them poorly. Bell will play Bobbi, one of the exes. In the play, there are four exes and the action plays out in various hotel rooms across the country. No word yet if Jennifer Getzinger, who will be directing the film version, plans to keep that stylistic choice, but a movie set entirely in a hotel room isn't really that far-fetched: check out Richard Linklater's Tape for an example of how it can be done well. We'll keep you updated.
Next up is Frozen, Disney's newest animated feature set for a November 27th, 2013 release date. We heard back in December that this is actually a retelling of Hans Christian Anderson's The Snow Queen, and now Bell will be the headliner for the project, providing her voice singing and talking. Details are still under wraps, but a quick perusal of Wikipedia's entry on the fairy tale doesn't make it clear whether Bell would be the Snow Queen herself or Gerda, the little girl who goes on a quest to save her true love. We'll keep you posted on answer and any more details as soon as they're available. Excited for either of these?