Lily Collins and Kristen Bell are about to become persons of letters.
The fairest star of "Mirror Mirror" and the voice of the "Gossip Girl" herself are set to join the family of "Writers," a romantic drama starring Greg Kinnear and Jennifer Connelly, according to Deadline.
"Writers" follows the members of the somewhat dysfunctional Borgens family and their various romantic (mis)adventures over the course of the year. Bill Borgens (Kinnear) is a famous novelist who's obsessed with his ex-wife (Connelly), despite the considerable distractions provided by his friend-with-benefits (Bell); meanwhile, his daughter (Collins) is being pursued by a fellow writing student (Logan Lerman) and his son (Nat Wolff) is experiencing first love with a classmate (Liana Liberto).
We expect the final scene of the movie will take place in the kitchen with all of the characters coming together and coming to terms with their own respective flaws and neuroses, kind of like in "Moonstruck."
Things were looking a bit spotty for Lily Collins' career for a while after the critical and commercial disaster that was "Abduction," the possible cancellation of "The Mortal Instruments" and her dropping out of the "Evil Dead" remake, but she's scored some pretty great gigs in just the past few weeks, including the Shakespeare spinoff, "Rosaline," and the romantic supernatural drama, "A Winter's Tale." She'll next be seen as Snow White in "Mirror Mirror," opening March 30.
Kristen Bell is currently starring on the hot television series, "House of Lies," and was recently seen worrying about whales in "Big Miracle." She recently signed on for Neil LaBute's "Some Girls" and has several releases lined up for this year, including "Movie 43," "Outrun" and "Dance of the Mirlitons."
"Writers" begins production next week in North Carolina under the direction of Josh Boone, who will be making his feature writing and directing debut.