Kristen Bell has lined up a feature romantic comedy for what "Veronica Mars" fans hope will be her summer hiatus between seasons.
Bell has lined up the title role in "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," a comedy set up at Universal. Described as a "romantic disaster movie" in The Hollywood Reporter, "Forgetting" marks the screenwriting debut of "Freaks and Geeks" and "How I Met Your Mother" star Jason Segel. Nicholas Stoller will be making his directing debut.
In addition to writing the film, Segel stars as a man who goes on vacation to forget his TV star ex-girlfriend (Bell), only to find himself staying at the same resort as his ex and her new flame.
Judd Apatow and Shaunta Robertson are producing.
Shooting on "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" will begin in April, after production has ended on the third season of Bell's eternally adored and eternally struggling CW private eye show. Once again, the low-rated dramedy is on the fence for renewal, though a final announcement probably won't be made until May.
Bell's feature credits include "Spartan," "Pulse" and the upcoming "Fanboys."