Krysten Ritter has signed on for the Veronica Mars movie, creator Rob Thomas said in an email to Kickstarter backers Friday.
“I’m delighted to confirm that Krysten Ritter will be returning as Gia Goodman,” Thomas said in the email. “Despite the name of her most recent television series (Don’t Trust The B**** In Apt. 23), Krysten couldn’t be lovelier to work with. I’m thrilled that she’ll be joining us for the movie.”
Ritter also shared her enthusiasm about her return to Mars:
“G-G-G-Gia!!!! I’m thrilled to be reprising my role of Gia Goodman in the Veronica Mars movie!!! It’s gonna be very juicy Marshmallows!!!!! AAAHHHH!!!! Forgive my over-use of exclamation points. Since you can’t hear me squealing, I’m reduced to excessive punctuation. Ha!”
Ritter went on to say that Veronica Mars holds a special place in her heart since it was her first big acting job. ” … It was also one of the most lovely on-set experiences you could ever ask for,” she said.
Ritter’s character, Gia, is the daughter of Woody Goodman, owner of the Sharks baseball team and Balboa County Executive. Gia, like Veronica (Kristen Bell) is a student at Neptune High, and is a bit of a ditz. She meets Veronica for the first time on a class trip to Shark Field.
Last weekend, Veronica Mars alum Chris Lowell and Percy Daggs III signed on to reprise their roles as Stosh “Piz” Pizarski and Wallace Fennel. Production on the film is scheduled to begin in less than two weeks.
Veronica Mars ran for three seasons from 2004 to 2007. The first two seasons aired on UPN, and the last season aired on its successor, The CW. The series, which is set in the fictional town of Neptune, California, follows high school student Veronica Mars, who moonlights as a private investigator under the tutelage of her detective father.