"Esther Greenwood has a strong outlook on life, and we're really looking to bring out the humor in the character. We don't want to do a depressing descent into the world of suicide," Bell Jar flick co-producer Celine Rattray told Variety today, announcing that Julia Stiles was signed on to star. Right on! Who wants to snooze through some downer movie anyway? But there's still the problem of that bummerific title. Former teenage girls will recall that the bell jar is a metaphor for clinical depression—"To the person in the bell jar, blank and stopped as a dead baby, the world itself is the bad dream," etc. Not very upbeat! We decided to help Julia out with some cheerier suggestions.
- How Esther Greenwood Got Kissed, Got Happy, And Got A Life
- Save The Last Electroshock Therapy Sesh
- Pre-Prozac Nation
- Breathing Lessons
- Girl, Uninterrupted
- Surely you can do better?
Stiles Like Ring Of 'Bell' [Variety]