In the wealthy, seaside community of Neptune, California, the rich and powerful make the rules. Unfortunately for them, there's Veronica Mars, a smart, fearless 17-year-old apprentice private investigator. During the day, Veronica must negotiate high school like any average teenage girl. But at night, she helps with her father's struggling private investigator business.
Back in January, it was announced that Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas is behind a new web series for CW Seed, which centers on both the actor Ryan Hansen and his Dick Casablancas character from the original series and the Veronica Mars movie. Today, it has been confirmed that the web series will be entitled Play It Again, Dick, and will feature Veronica Mars stars Kristen Bell (Veronica Mars), Jason Dohring (Logan Echolls), Enrico Colantoni (Keith Mars), Percy Daggs III (Wallace Fennel), Daran Norris (Cliff McCormack), Francis Capra (Eli "Weevil" Navarro), Kyle Gallner (Cassidy "Beaver" Casablancas) and Christopher B. Duncan (Clarence Wiedman), all playing both their fictional characters and real-life versions of themselves.
Also joining the cast is Ryan Devlin, who played rapist Mercer Hayes in Veronica Mars Season 3, but now will be Teddy Dunn's character Duncan Kane, while also playing a version of himself. Chris Lowell and Ken Marino are also two of the only returning alums who will only play themselves, and not their characters from Veronica Mars. On the flip side, Amanda Noret and Lisa Thornhill are only appearing in the "show-within-a-show" as Madison Sinclair and Celeste Kate respectively, and not as fictionalized versions of themselves.Read More
Veronica Mars fans who have been waiting years for that long-awaited movie may finally get their wish, with series star Kristen Bell and creator Rob Thomas taking the project to Kickstarter. They are seeking $2 million to get the movie off the ground through their Kickstarter page, which was launched this morning and already has more than $700,000 in pledge donations. If they meet their goal, the movie will be shot this summer for a 2014 theatrical and VOD release. Take a look at the video featuring Kristen Bell and the Veronica Mars cast.
Series creator Rob Thomas released the following statement on the Kickstarter page."Almost since Veronica Mars went off the air, there's been talk of making a movie. In that span, I've taken different tactics in dealing with the question of whether it might happen. To be clear, I've always wanted to make a Veronica Mars movie. I love writing these characters and working with these actors. Kristen Bell has always wanted to make the movie.Read More
Thomas also talked about how Kristen Bell's age could turn this from a teen detective story into a more mature tale."There is a bit of a ticking clock [because] Kristen Bell does continue to age," he concedes of his 29-year-old leading lady. "And doing 'teen detective' [is a] dicey proposition. But frankly, I think Veronica Mars as a 30-year-old noir detective at some point in the future would still be interesting to me.Read More
It seems that Kristen Bell's popular TV series might be getting the big screen treatment. Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas recently talked with series star Kristen Bell about a Veronica Mars movie.
"Kristen and I ran into each other, and we did discuss a Veronica movie," Thomas said. He also added that he has had, "a few conversations" with Veronica Mars executive producer Joel Silver about a possible movie.Read More