If Kristen Bell has anything to say about it, the world will get a Veronica Mars movie sometime before she’s dead. It’s hard to believe that it’s been five years since Bell’s television program was canceled. Although it has a strong cult following on DVD, the show only lasted three seasons during its original run. Despite the fact that Bell has moved on since then, the Hit & Run star is still willing to sign on for a Veronica Mars movie should the opportunity arise.
“If I have my choice, there will be [a movie]”, Bell explained on the Wednesday edition of Ryan Seacrest’s radio show. “And it will be before I’m in a nursing home, I’m telling you, if I have any control over it.”
If the star is more than willing to lend her talents to a big-screen version of the beloved television program, then what, precisely, is the hold up? According to Vulture, the show’s journey to the cineplex has been downright rocky.
“It keeps getting caught up in the legal department, as everything good does,” Bell said. “So we just continue to try to push it and let them know there’s a fan base for it.”
“Everyone involved wants to do it, but Warner Bros. is a real stinker,” she added. “It’s a real monster of a legal system there. [I]f I had the money right now to produce it, I would do it in a heartbeat. I still have hope for it. I really do. Even if she’s, like, 80 when it takes place, like ‘Murder, She Wrote.'”
While she’s waiting for Warner Bros. to give Veronica Mars the proverbial green light, Bell is out and about promoting Hit & Run, a film which stars her Sloth-renting boyfriend Dax Shepard. According to IMDb, the film follows the adventures of “former getaway driver Charlie Bronson [who] jeopardizes his Witness Protection Plan identity in order to help his girlfriend get to Los Angeles.”
Would you watch a Veronica Mars movie if it starred Kristen Bell?