Saturday, July 20, 2013

SDCC '13: The "Veronica Mars" Video Tease

After a successful panel at Comic-Con--the first footage/behind the scenes from the set of the "Veronica Mars" movie is here.

Kristen Bell stars Jason Dohring returns as Logan Echolls. Chris Lowell as Veronica’s ex Stosh Piznarski and  Percy Daggs III, who played Veronica's best bud Wallace Fennel Francis Capra and Christine Lakin will reprise their roles of Eli "Weevil" Navarro and Susan Knight respectively and Tina Majorino has signed on to reprise her role as Cindy “Mac” Mackenzie as well. Brandon Hillock, who played Deputy Sacks, Kevin Sheridan, who played Sean Friedrich, Jonathan Chesner, who was known affectionately by his fellow Neptune High students as Corny. Krysten Ritter is back as Gia Goodman Daran Norris (Cliff McCormack), Amanda Noret (Madison Sinclair) Sam Huntington (Luke Haldeman) and Enrico Colantoni (Keith Mars) will be back too. "New Girl" star Max Greenfield will reprise his role as Deputy Leo. Ken Marino is set to reprise his role as rival private investigator Vinnie Van Lowe. Marino's "Party Down" co-star Martin Starr, has been cast as a new character in the film---named Lou 'Cobb' Cobbler. James Franco is rumored to appear as himself for a cameo role. And since former Gossip Girl star Leighton Meester will not be reprising her role as Carrie Bishop Twin Sister lead singer Andrea Estella will step in and play the part. Known as "the gossip queen of the 09ers" who falsely accused Neptune High teacher Mr. Rooks (Adam Scott) of having an affair with her to protect her best friend in Season 1 of the series. Estella scored the role because Thomas is a fan of Twin Sister's music and will be using 2 songs of theirs in the movie. Jerry O'Connell has been cast as the newly installed Sheriff Lamb.

The highly successful "Veronica Mars" Kickstarter movie push got the ball rolling with series creator Rob Thomas receiving a total of $5.7 million from 91,585 backers - almost three times their original goal.

Thomas writes the script and will direct the feature-- "Life has taken Veronica away from Neptune. In the years since spoiling Keith's chances to be reelected sheriff, Veronica hasn't taken a case. But something big is about to bring her back home and back to her calling - which just happens to be around her ten year high school reunion."

The project gets distribution via Warner Bros. and is due out next year

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