Kristen Bell is ‘The Lifeguard’, watch the official trailer Sarah Fox July 9, 2013 Film Kristen Bell is the star of the upcoming Focus World, Screen Media Films production called ‘The Lifeguard’. The film focuses on the life of a woman who is not moving forward in her career, in fact, she’s regressing straight back to high-school. The film debut at Sundance this year and was well-met by critics and patrons at the event. Kristen Bell plays Leigh, a former valedictorian that gives up he being a reporter New York only to return to the last place she can remember being happy. Leigh returns to her childhood home in Connecticut where she was lifeguard and begins a personal relationship with a troubled teen. The film was written and directed by the very talented Liz W. Garcia. Also starring in the film is Mamie Gummer, Martin Starr and Amy Madigan. The movie is set to release on VOD July 30, 2013 and in theaters on August 30, 2013.