Leighton Meester Won’t be in the Veronica Mars Movie


Andrea EstellaVeronica Mars mastermind Rob Thomas wanted Leighton Meester to reprise her role as ‘Carrie Bishop’ in the Veronica Mars movie, however she’s busy working on another film and is unavailable for the movie version of the popular TV series. “One of the reasons I wanted Leighton, beyond her talent/beauty/history in the show, was that we needed a performer who could sing in this important role,” explained Meester. “Once it became evident that we couldn’t make Leighton’s schedule work, I decided to cast someone from a band I already wanted in the movie.”
The band Thomas is referring to is Twin Sister and he’s tapped lead singer Andrea Estella to tackle the role of Carrie Bishop. Thomas also confirmed he’ll be using a couple of Twin Sister songs in the movie.
Commenting on her casting, Estella had this to say to fans in a message to Veronica Mars Kickstarter backers:

Hello Backers!
This is the first movie I’ve ever appeared in.
I had never seen Veronica Mars before all of this. I’ve been increasingly interested in finding new TV shows to plow through. I watched the Veronica Mars Pilot and was totally into it! It’s the exact kind of show I would get obsessed with, so it’s been a bit of dream to be in a movie, especially being a messed up rock princess. How could I say no? I think the VM fans are going to be very happy!
Thank you Rob Thomas for thinking of Twin Sister and myself. And super thanks to everyone who donated to Kickstarter! What fun to help fund a film you’re really into. Such an amazing, fun, dreamy, kawaii, fantasy experience!!



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