Kristen Bell tries to stay afloat in new trailer for The Lifeguard

The actress stars opposite Martin Starr who also has a role in the new Veronica Mars movie

Thought you had some bad mid-life crisis moments? In a new trailer for The Lifeguard, Kristen Bell plays almost-thirty-something Leigh, a New York journalist who quits her job to move back to the one place where she felt happy – her childhood home in suburban Connecticut.

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Living back with her parents for the summer means diving back into the teenage dramas she left there as she takes up her high school lifeguarding job at a local pool. Trying to fit her career and love life back together, Leigh embarks upon a risky teenage romance and finds that “this summer, growing up is optional.”

Mamie Gummer, Martin Starr and Joshua Harto join the cast of misfits rethinking the grounds of adulthood. Bell and Starr will also appear onscreen together in the anticipated Veronica Mars movie which raised funds through Kickstarter and is expected to be released in 2014.

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The Lifeguard hits US cinemas on 30 August with a UK date yet to be announced.