Kristen Bell is Willing to Pay for a Veronica Mars Movie Herself

If, that is, the suits over at Warner Bros. would loosen their death grip on the character rights and allow her to finally get the movie made already. It’s not like they’re doing anything with it, right?

Kristen Bell told THR while promoting her new romantic comedy “You Again” that she would be willing to pay out of her own pocket to get a “Veronica Mars” movie made, but it’s a moot point since Warner Bros. still owns the rights to the character, and they don’t appear to be wanting to let go of it anytime soon.

Says Bell:

It’s a business and the sad truth is that … they’re not going to relinquish the rights to something and let us do it. We really have to do it with them because they own it.

At this point, Warner Bros. can make it but like any studio they have research that tells them whether or not they’ll make their money back. And that’s what we’ve been told: That it’s just not there. So my duty, because I wanted this movie made from the minute our show got canceled, is to a) do it before I’m 40; and b) to prove to Warner Bros. that there is an audience. You already have 3 million who watched it every week hardcore fans that will see it — you can only build from there.

You gotta admire the girl’s spunk. I was never all that big a fan of “Veronica Mars”, but I can sorta see why you kids love it so much with a leading actress like this at the helm.

So will a “Veronica Mars” movie ever get made? Only Warner Bros. knows, and they’re keeping quiet for now…

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