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.
Before he was taking home Emmys for "Breaking Bad," Aaron Paul guest starred in the Season 1 episode "Silence of the Lamb" as a suspect in the E-string Strangler case. His down and out rocker could easily pop up when Veronica Mars returns to Neptune, especially since Paul will be done filming "Breaking Bad" soon.
The "Xena: Warrior Princess" star appeared in the Season 2 episode "Donut Run" as an FBI agent investigating the disappearance of Duncan Kane, who kidnapped the daughter he had with Meg. Lawless' FBI agent could come back to town to tackle the murder that brings Veronica Mars back.
Max Greenfield played the lovable Deputy Leo on 11 episodes of "Veronica Mars." A one-time love interest for the titular character, Leo could easily be in the film ... and will likely make an appearance! "Max is driving a hard bargain to reprise his role as Deputy Leo. His direct quote was that he'd take no pay and fly himself to set," <a href="http://www.eonline.com/news/398514/veronica-mars-movie-scoop-rob-thomas-dishes-on-possibly-bringing-series-back-to-tv-max-greenfield-s-return" target="_blank">series creator Rob Thomas told E! Online</a>. "He'll be the Leo we've known and loved. We'll find him working as a detective for the San Diego Police Department."
Alyson Hannigan/Charisma Carpenter
"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" veterans Alyson Hannigan and Charisma Carpenter both appeared on "Veronica Mars": Hannigan played Logan's sister, Trina, and Carpenter played Logan's former lover who was in with the Fitzpatrick gang family. Carpenter's character was left for dead ... but there's always the magic of TV.
Jonathan Taylor Thomas
"Veronica Mars" was one of Jonathan Taylor Thomas' few TV appearances since the end of "Home Improvement." He played an FBI agent undercover at the high school to thwart a bombing. His character could partner up with Lawless' and return to Neptune ...
Oscar-nominee Jessica Chastain appeared in one episode of "Veronica Mars" in Season 1 as Veronica's pregnant neighbor Sarah. It's a stretch, but if Chastain wants in, Thomas could easily write a cameo.
Armie Hammer guest starred in the Season 3 episode of "Veronica Mars" titled "Wichita Linebacker" as Kurt, a football player who hired Veronica to find his missing playbook.
Amanda Seyfried auditioned for the role of Veronica Mars, but wound up playing her dead best friend Lilly Kane. The character's murder was at the center of Season 1. The show was big on flashbacks, making Seyfried's appearance more likely than Chastain's.
"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" creator Joss Whedon guest starred as an employee of a rental car agency. Veronica Mars might need some wheels when she returns to Neptune ... "It was unfettered joy," <a href="http://www.buzzfeed.com/adambvary/joss-whedon-on-kickstarter-and-firefly" target="_blank">Whedon told Buzzfeed of his reaction to the "Veronica Mars" movie</a>. "A) I thought it was an awesome and ballsy move. B) I love V. Mars and want more of it. And C) It feels like a real game-changer. Like, not since Louis C.K. [selling his comedy special directly online]."
Adam Scott/Leighton Meester
Adam Scott played a teacher who is accused and later confirmed to have slept with and impregnanted students. In the Season 1 episode "Mars vs. Mars," Leighton Meester played his accuser. She later popped up as Carrie Bishop. Since the plot of the "Veronica Mars" movie involves the 10-year Neptune High reunion, Meester's appearance would be very easy to write in.
Before she was the "B---- in Apt. 23," Krysten Ritter played Gia Goodman, daughter to mayor/molester Woody Goodman and one of Veronica's Neptune High classmates. <a href="https://twitter.com/Krystenritter/status/313735974330986496" target="_blank">Ritter tweeted that she wants in </a>so maybe we'll see her at the reunion.
Michael Cera/Alia Shawkat
"Arrested Development" stars Michael Cera and Alia Shawkat both appeared in the Season 2 episode "Rapes of Graff" that served as the main case of the first part of "Veronica Mars" Season 3. Cera played an awkward tour guide and Shawkat a rape victim.
"Glee" star Dianna Agron played one of Veronica's college classmates. Maybe her character could've stuck around Neptune once she graduated college?
Aaron Ashmore (left) played Troy Vandergraf, one of Veronica's love interests who later tried to use her to smuggle drugs and run off with his girlfriend. She of course foiled his plans. With his twin brother on "The Following," we think the "Smallville" alum could revisit his TV roots too.
Jane Lynch appeared as a teacher at Neptune High before she starred in "Glee" and "Party Down." Hey, sometimes teachers attend the reunions ...
Ken Marino appeared in several episodes as scrupulous private eye Vinnie Van Lowe. In Season 3, his character ran against Keith Mars (Enrico Colantoni) for sheriff of Neptune. Keith lost the election and it's easy to believe Vinnie is still head of sheriff's department 10 years later.
Paris Hilton appeared in an early Season 1 episode as one of Veronica's high school classmates and Logan's girlfriend. Again, a 10-year reunion makes her appearance an easy one, especially since Hilton doesn't seem to be doing that much lately.
"The Following" star Valorie Curry played Jane, one of Wallace's girlfriends in Season 2 of "Veronica Mars." The 10-year reunion plot makes her appearance very doable.