EXCLUSIVE: Kristen Bell will star in The Lifeguard, the film written and to be directed by Liz W. Garcia. Bell, who stars in Showtime’s House Of Lies, will star with Mamie Gummer, Martin Starr, Alex Shaffer, Joshua Harto and Amy Madigan. The film, which was packaged by CAA (the agency is selling domestic rights), will shoot in Pittsburgh this month. Bell will play Leigh, a reporter on the verge of 30 who abandons her life in New York City, returns home to get her high school job as a lifeguard, and starts a dangerous relationship with a 16-year-old delinquent.
The film is being produced by Mike Landry and Carlos Velazquez of C Plus Pictures, along with Harto and Garcia of La Pistola, Inc. The co-production is in association with Attic Light Films, Wild Invention and Houndstooth. Bell will next be seen in Hit And Run. Garcia and Harto created Memphis Beat for TNT. They are repped by CAA and Madhouse Entertainment, while Bell’s repped by CAA and Brookside Artist Management. Gummer and Shaffer are also repped by CAA, with Gummer, Shaffer, Starr and Madigan at Anonymous Content.