Actor Jerry O’Connell has joined the cast of the Veronica Mars film as Sheriff Lamb.
Mars fans will recall that a character named Don Lamb (played by Michael Muhney) appeared in all three seasons of the cult show, but was ultimately killed during the final third season.
O’Connell isn’t merely a re-cast, retconned Don Lamb, but a new character named Dan Lamb, the brother of Muhney’s character.
Other new cast members in the Kickstarter-funded film include Martin Starr, Justin Long, Andrea Estella and Gaby Hoffman. James Franco might also appear in the Veronica Mars movie, but rumor has it, he’ll be playing himself.
The movie takes place nine years after the conclusion of the third and final season in 2007. Creator Rob Thomas has explained that Veronica hasn’t worked on a case since we last saw her, and instead has been interviewing for jobs at big law firms in New York.
“She just got out of Columbia. We learn that not only has she not worked a case since then, she’s not seen Logan since then. She’s certainly kept up with Wallace (Percy Daggs III) and Mac (Tina Majorino) and she sees her dad (Enrico Colantoni) as much as she can, but for the most part, she’s put Neptune in the rear view mirror. There’s something around page 10 of the movie that’s going to bring her back to Neptune. It’s like a ‘Godfather 3′ story: No matter how much she thinks she’s out, she’s going to get pulled back in,” he said.
Here’s a video of Jerry O’Connell revealing his Veronica Mars role:
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