It looks like we have three more RSVPs to Neptune High’s 10-year high school reunion, as we will be seeing Eli “Weevil” Navarro, mean girl Madison Sinclair and Luke Halderman return for the Kickstarter-backed Veronica Mars movie.
In his emails to backers (to which I am one), Rob Thomas had this to say about Francis Capra’s return to the role of Weevil.
“Playing a wrong-side-of-the-tracks-kid in a town full of privileged peers, Francis found a terrific — and difficult — balance between tough and soulful. I couldn’t be happier that he’ll be back with us for the film,” wrote Thomas.
In a YouTube message to fans, Capra thanks the fans for making this opportunity happen and that he is very excited. “Veronica Mars saved my life years ago and it looks like you guys are going to do it again.”
Amanda Noret, who played uber-bitch (Thomas’ wording) Madison Sinclair, had this to say about her return to Neptune.
“After being a stay-at-home mom for the last four years, I’m SO excited for the chance to be Madison again,” Noret said in her message to fans. “I can’t wait to get back to the set and see everyone. Some things might change with time, but I guarantee that Madison is still up to no good.”
Being Human’s Sam Huntington is excited to get the chance to play Luke again.
“I can honestly say that Veronica Mars changed my life. Not only did I make friends that have become some of my dearest, but it helped me discover my true passion: drug running (referencing the season 1 episode “You Think You Know Somebody”). Yup. Just running steroids to and from Mexico. So there’s that,” Huntington wrote. “In all seriousness, I’m flattered and humbled to have been asked to reprise my role as “Luke” in the Veronica Mars movie. Not only is it going to be amazing to work and reconnect with such talented and beautiful friends, but it’s beyond exciting to be a part of such a revolutionary filmmaking experiment.”
In addition to, Capra, Noret and Huntington, Thomas also announced to backers the return of Daran Norris, who will be reprising his role as Cliff McCormack.
This is what Thomas had to say about Norris’ potential role to the movie in his backer’s email:
“Of course, now that Veronica has a law degree, Cliff isn’t the only lawyer in Neptune, figuratively speaking. But even if the script hadn’t called for it – and it did – you should know that I felt obligated to include Cliff, as Daran has been kind enough to let me use the guest room in his house for five months while we make the movie.”
Thomas also shared a message from Norris.
“Getting to play Cliff McCormack again is a dream come true, so thank you all for making this actually happen! I will try not to ruin it with my lousy timing and girlish voice,” he wrote. Norris even included a little video message.
The Veronica Mars movie is expected to be out early 2014.