Magazine article Variety

In a World Dominated by Men ...

Magazine article Variety

In a World Dominated by Men ...

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Lake Bell stakes her claim as the omnipotent voice of the 'coming soori realm By Peter Debruge

LAKE BELL has lost her voice.

The actress calls from New York with laryngitis, which is kind of ironic considering she plays the daughter of a famous trailer narrator who aspires to become that industry's first successful female voiceover artist in her directorial debut, In a World ..., which won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at Sundance.

Though the daddy issues are made up, Bell truly is obsessed with accents and vocal trends in general. After attending drama school in England, "I came out to L.A. with this really fat demo CD of all the voices I could do " she recalls.

In a World pays homage to the insular community of trailer narrators. The title refers to the iconic intro associated with the late V.O. legend Don LaFontaine. The cast includes such V.O. pros as Fred Melamed, Joe Cipriano, Mark Elliott and Marc Graue; and the climax takes place at the Golden Trailer Awards. …

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