It makes sense that Kristen Bell, whose performance as Veronica Mars has made her the cult-TV heir apparent to Sarah Michelle Gellar’s Buffy, would be in final negotations to star in a movie called Fanboys. According to The Hollywood Reporter (I love it that they feel the need to explain to their readers that ”fanboys” is”geek parlance for extreme fans”), Bell will play one of four Star Wars aficionados who make a pilgrimage to Skywalker Ranch in 1999 to honor a friend’s dying wish: that they see the yet-unreleased Episode I — The Phantom Menace. (Naturally, she’s the only girl in the group.) Kevin Spacey is producing the film, which begins shooting in New Mexico on Feb. 22. Let’s just hope there’s no cameo by Jar Jar Binks.

addCredit(“Kristen Bell: Steve Granitz/”)