Veronica Mars the movie is just days…yes, days!…away from the start of production and the cast just keeps on increasing. Confirmed cast members now number ten, with Rob Thomas announcing Sam Huntington, Amanda Noret, and Daran Norris are all back in the Veronica Mars fold. Huntington – currently seen playing a werewolf on Being Human – returns as “ethically-challenged” Luke Haldeman and Noret’s back as Madison Sinclair. Norris will be reprising his role as Cliff McCormack.
In an update to Kickstarter backers, Thomas passed along messages from the newly confirmed cast members.
A Message from Sam:
Wow! Thank you to everyone — amazing fans, Kickstarter, Rob Thomas and KB alike — responsible for this awesome reunion!
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. Yup. Just running steroids to and from Mexico. So there’s that.
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.
Thanks again for the opportunity. We won’t let you down!
A Message from Amanda:
Hi! Thank you SO MUCH to our incredible fans and backers for making this movie possible. And thank you, Kristen and Rob, for letting me be part of this amazing experience!
After being a stay-at-home mom for the last four years (shout out to the other mamas out there!!!), I’m SO excited for the chance to be Madison again. I love my kids more than anything, but now that I’ve been a mom, there’s something even MORE exciting about getting to play Madison, who is just so super-focused only on herself. (Plus, you just KNOW she’s been waiting for this reunion, right?)
What’s also wonderful is how this isn’t just a movie reunion, but a REAL reunion with so many people I love and admire. I haven’t seen most of the cast since the show ended, so its a reunion for us too. Only at ours, I don’t have to act like an alpha bitch!
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. Thank you so much for giving us this chance!!
A Message From Daran:
Hi, everyone. Rob tells me we’re making a movie! 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.
Speaking of my lousy timing and girlish voices, I made this quick video to share my excitement.
I think I’m in the movie. We’ll find out!
In the meantime, since we’re all friends here, I wanted to share one of my favorite memories from the show. I was shooting a scene with Kristen and Rico. It was the week before Thanksgiving, and Kristen mentioned that someone was making a “turducken.” Rico made an “mmm” noise, and I made an “eww” noise.
Rico: “Daran, you don’t like Turducken?”
Me: “I don’t eat anything that starts with ‘turd’.”
Rico got the giggles, which gave me the giggles. Then I made it worse by claiming that a turducken is “actually just a roast duck stuffed with turds.” Rico and I could barely keep it together when we finally shot the scene, while Kristen remained the consummate professional. Juvenile? Perhaps. But in our defense, it was very late on a Friday night after a long week.
Anyway, thank you all. Again. You broke Kickstarter records to make this possible, and now we’re all ready to break our backs to make sure the film is top-notch in every way. I am so looking forward to this, and not just for the opportunity to make Enrico Colantoni giggle like a schoolgirl. But if that were to happen…
Meanwhile, Thomas and the production team have been super busy cruising around Los Angeles in a bus, figuring out where they’re shooting and what they’re shooting, and generally preparing for the much-anticipated Veronica Mars film.
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