Sam Huntington And Amanda Noret Join Veronica Mars Movie
These days, Sam Huntington can be found on the Syfy channel, battling his growly inner urges as a werewolf on the U.S. remake of Being Human, but once upon a time, about five minutes (give or take a year or two) before he played Jimmy Olsen in Superman Returns, he appeared in Veronica Mars. He reunited with Kristen Bell years later for Fanboys and it looks like he'll be reuniting with her again on the big screen, as he's set to reprise his role as the drug-running, baseball collecting Luke in the anticipated film. Also signed on for the Veronica Mars movie is Amanda Noret, who played Dick's once girlfriend and Neptune High's Queen Bee (and all-around B) Madison Sinclair.
Rob Thomas informed Kickstarter backers of the casting additions this week. Huntington and Noret join recently cast Francis Capra (Weevil), Percy Daggs III (Wallace) and Chris Lowell (Piz), as well as stars Kristen Bell, Jason Dohring and Enrico Colantoni. We're still waiting (and hoping) to hear word that Tina Majorino will reprise her role as Mac. Also unconfirmed: Ken Marino (Vinnie Van Lowe) Daran Norris (Cliff McCormack), Julie Gonzalo (Parker Lee), Teddy Dunn (Duncan Kane) and Ryan Hansen (Dick Casablancas). Of course, there's no guarantee that any or all of those actors will be available to appear in the film, but here's hoping.
Huntington and Noret's casting adds to the list of Neptune High graduates who will presumably be present for the reunion that's said to be a part of the plot of the movie. Among the recently added cast members was Christine Lakin, who played Neptune High student Susan Knight in an episode. Like Lakin, Huntington's role wasn't substantial in the series, though his appearance in Season 1's "A Trip to the Dentist" (following his original appearance earlier that season) puts him ahead of Lakin by one episode. And his addition to the cast supports my theory that Thomas is looking to fill this reunion with as many familiar faces from the original series as he can, which certainly wouldn't be a bad thing. Plus, there's always room for Huntington, in my opinion, so no complaints there. As for Noret, it wouldn't be a Neptune High reunion without Madison looking down her nose at everyone. Something tells me, Veronica won't be thrilled to see her. Wonder if she ever found out the truth about her parents…
As for the movie itself, Thomas updates that they're scouting location and the movie's becoming more and more real by the hour.
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