The most important pieces of the Veronica Mars inner circle are in place: the whole gang is going to be back together when that Kickstarter-funded film starts filming in nine days. Veronica's former boyfriends, best friends, and her always-reliable gumshoe dad are all on board for the movie.
Within the last 24 hours, ahead of a panel at the Austin Television Festival, we've had two pieces of very important casting news: Chris Lowell will return as Stosh "Piz" Piznarski, Veronica's less crazy, nice guy boyfriend from season 3. And, most importantly, that Percy Daggs III will return as Veronica's best friend, Wallace Fennel. We knew Jason Dohring, Enrico Colantoni and Kristen Bell -- slightly crazy love interest Logan Echolls, Keith and Veronica Mars, respectively -- were all slated to appear in the movie. So now we know the five most central characters to Veronica's world will be back when this thing hits the big screen.
So with a just more than a week away from filming, there are some remaining outstanding casting questions, though they're mostly outlier characters. We don't know if Francis Capra's Weevil, the biker thug with a heart of gold, or Tina Majorino's Mac, Veronica's nerdy galpal, or Teddy Dunn's Duncan Kane, Veronica's original high school sweetheart, will be returning in the movie. Either way: this movie starts shooting in nine days. It's actually happening.