That's good news .... right?
Not so fast. At first, this new film Bell is eying sounds ideal. The Hollywood Reporter posts that she's negotiating to join Whales, a project Universal is cooking up with Drew Barrymore and John Krasinski. Delightfully, it's not a feature about large women a la Shallow Hal, but rather a true story in Cold War-era 1988 where a small-time news reporter (Krasinski) and a volunteer at Greenpeace (Barrymore) get the US and Russia into a temporary peace to "save three majestic gray whales trapped under the ice of the Arctic Circle."
Sounds great, right? No goofy romance or airheadedness in sight! Huzzah! That is, until you get to the role Bell is looking at. Should she sign on the dotted line, she'll play "a reporter from Los Angeles aiming for the big time, who thinks her greatest assets are her looks."
Oh Bell, what are we going to do with you?