This March, it’s good to be Kristen Bell. Hot off the announcement that a “Veronica Mars” movie will indeed see the light of the day following a record-breaking Kickstarter run, Focus World and Screen Media Films have partnered together to acquire U.S. rights to her Sundance indie vehicle “The Lifeguard,” written and directed by first-time filmmaker Liz W. Garcia.
In the drama, Bell stars as a woman nearing 30 who flees from New York back to her suburban hometown after a meltdown, only to regress back into high school life and behavior.
Screen Media president Suzanne Blech said, “We’re thrilled to team up with Focus World on Liz’s really special, unique film. I think the journey that Kristen’s character takes is one that so many can relate to, and both Focus and Screen cannot wait to share this with audiences around the country. Kristen’s fans, in particular, we believe are going to be thrilled to see her in new kind of role that’s at once fun, exciting, funny, and challenging.”
Expect to see it in theaters and on digital platforms this summer.