Quartet Are A Bunch Of Fanboys

By Garth Franklin Wednesday February 1st 2006 01:54AM

Kristen Bell, Jay Baruchel, Chris Marquette and Sam Huntington are in final negotiations to play "Star Wars" geeks in "Fanboys," a comedic drama that Kevin Spacey's Trigger Street is producing for the Weinstein Co. reports Reuters.

The movie, written by Adam F. Goldberg and Ernest Cline, follows four "Star Wars" fanboys -- geek parlance for extreme fans -- from the Midwest who drive across the country to honor the wish of their dying friend: to see the yet-unreleased "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace" in its most optimal setting, George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch.

Dan Fogler already has been cast as one of the geeks, a hot-headed pizza boy. Shooting is scheduled to begin Feb. 22 in New Mexico, Kyle Newman is making his directorial debut on the feature.