Kristen Bell, she of
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
fame, has signed on to indie ballet comedy
Dance Of The Mirlitons
Far from playing the film’s svelte lead dancer, though, Bell will play an overbearing mother who is desperate that her slightly overweight ballerina daughter becomes a star.
state that the film revolves around the girl entering “a
-type environment when she has to prove her worth in class”.
"Kristen's combination of comedic timing and authenticity will bring this character to the next level, and give this crossover appeal," reckons producer Daniel Dubiecki.
director Evan Greenberg (
Little Miss Sunshine
is mounting a search to find an unknown young actress who will play the precocious young dancer. Considering he ‘discovered’ Jamie Bell and Abigail Breslin, he shouldn’t have too much trouble.
Kristen Bell will next be seen opposite Christina Aguilera and Cher in
Looking forward to Greenberg's latest?