Kristen Bell’s career has skyrocketed ever since she made a big splash as the star of the cult-favorite canceled-too-soon young detective series Veronica Mars, which ran for three seasons. Although next week she’ll be taking on her first lead role in a straight-forward romantic comedy with When In Rome, she’s never forgotten her roots, and she’s excited at the prospect of a movie version of her peppy sleuth, even if the outlook is currently grim.
“The way it stands right now, from the information that I have,” Bell said when asked about that possibility recently, ” is that Rob Thomas wrote the script or the treatment or the synopsis or whatever, and we brought it to Warner Bros. and Joel Silver said there’s no enthusiasm to make a Veronica Mars movie at this point, which means they don’t think they can sell tickets. I think the Veronica Mars fans would say otherwise, but it’s all a matter of convincing them that people would see it – which some of the online groups who are still so dedicated are trying to do, which is awesome. But at this point, we have no control. One day, Rob and I will just shoot it in his backyard, I’m positive of that.”