Actress Krysten Ritter confirmed on her Twitter account today that she is joining the Veronica Mars movie, reprising her role from the original series as Gia Goodman. Take a look at the actress' tweet, then read on for a much longer message.
G-G-G-Gia!!!! I'm thrilled to be reprising my role of Gia Goodman in the Veronica Mars movie!!! It's gonna be very j… http://t.co/XB2T2IdSGV— krysten ritter (@Krystenritter) June 14, 2013
"G-G-G-Gia!!!! I'm thrilled to be reprising my role of Gia Goodman in the Veronica Mars movie!!! It's gonna be very juicy. Veronica Mars has a special place in my heart because it was my first big acting job (!!!!!!) and it was also one of the most lovely on-set experiences you could ever ask for. This will truly be an awesome shoot, not only because we all get to be reunited (can't WAIT!) but because of the revolutionary way this all was able to come to life! Thank you, thank you, thank you to Rob Thomas, Kristen Bell, Kickstarter, and most of all, to you, our AMAZING FANS, for making it happen. I'm honored to be a part of it! @veronicamars #veronicamarsmovie"
Other confirmed cast members include Kristen Bell as the title character, Tina Majorino as Cindy 'Mac' Mackenzie, Julie Gonzalo as Parker Lee, Ryan Hansen as Dick Casablancas, Jason Dohring as Ryan Echols, Francis Capra as Eli "Weevil" Navarro, Chris Lowell as Stosh "Piz" Piznarski, Enrico Colantoni as Keith Mars, and Percy Daggs III as Wallace Fennell.
Rob Thomas is directing from his own screenplay, but no story details have been confirmed at this time. Production is expected to begin this summer, although a concrete shooting start has not been announced.