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Kristen Bell jumps between genres quicker than the best of them, and this time she will be returning to black comedy for the indie film Dance of the Mirlitons.
Kristen Bell for Dance of the Mirlitons
Directed by Evan Greenberg off a script he wrote, Dance of the Mirlitons centers on an ambitious, slightly overweight ballerina with an overbearing mother (Bell) who will stop at nothing to become a star. The girl enters a "Mean Girls"-type environment when she has to prove her worth in class.
With Kristen Bell signed on, the next step is a nationwide casting search for a young actress to play a precocious 10- to 12-year old.
"We're looking to discover an unknown," said Greenberg, adding he hopes to go down the route of movies such as Billy Elliot and Little Miss Sunshine, both of which uncovered talented youngsters.