The cast of the "Veronica Mars" movie is growing by the day. Three more returning stars have confirmed they'll be back for the upcoming film: Daran Norris (Cliff McCormack), Amanda Noret (Madison Sinclair) and Sam Huntington (Luke Haldeman).
Norris, who played lovable public defender and Mars family friend Cliff, has known "Veronica Mars" creator Rob Thomas since he was three. The actor made an adorable video (below) announcing his return for the movie in a full white wig and beard. Norris delivered the inaccurate information that the show would be set 40 years after the series ended and then went on to spew a series of incorrect plot points -- Cliff marries Veronica, Cliff becomes president, Cliff undergoes sexual reassignment surgery and is now Clara McCormack -- before getting real with the fans.
"We are really excited to be able to make this movie, and it could not have been done without your help or support," Norris said. "I'm just over the moon and overjoyed to come back as Cliff McCormack."
Noret, who has been a stay-at-home mom for the past four years, played Veronica’s nemesis and Neptune High's Queen Bee throughout the series. "I'm SO excited for the chance to be Madison again," Noret wrote to backers of the "Veronica Mars" movie. "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?)"
Sam Huntington played Luke in two Season 1 episodes of "Veronica Mars" and his central storyline focused on steroid use. “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 ... Just running steroids to and from Mexico," Huntington added. "In all seriousness, I'm flattered and humbled to have been asked to reprise my role ... 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."
Norris, Noret, and Huntington join Kristen Bell, Jason Dohring, Chris Lowell, Percy Daggs III, Francis Capra, Christine Lakin and Enrico Colantoni, who have already signed on for the "Veronica Mars" movie.
And fans can expect more "Veronica Mars" casting announcements in the next week. "We have a bunch of cast deals done, but we're trying to parse them out now that we have them," Thomas said at the ATX Television Festival in Austin, Texas last weekend. "They've all come together in the last week, but we want to give everyone their own moment, so you will be getting a lot of notices over the next nine to 10 days about cast members."
The "Veronica Mars" movie is set to debut in early 2014.