Veronica Mars, the popular TV crime series that ended in 2007, will hit the big screen in a film adaptation. Kristen Bell leads the way as Veronica, a detective’s teenage daughter who moonlights as a private investigator while moving from high school to college.
In the series, following the murder of her best friend, Veronica solves crimes all over the fictional seaside town of Neptune, Calif.
The movie has been anticipated by the show’s enthusiastic fan base, which banded together with series creator Rob Thomas to sponsor an unprecedented Kickstarter campaign to launch the feature film. It may be a stretch for the 30-something Bell to reprise her role as the teen detective, but it’s hard to imagine fans embracing anyone else as Veronica.
Several of Bell’s series co-stars will be featured, including Jason Dohring (Logan Echolles), Enrico Colantoni (Keith Mars), Ryan Hansen (Dick Casablancas), Krysten Ritter (Gia Goodman) and Tina Majorino (Cindy “Mac” Mackenzie). Returning cast members will be joined by Jamie Lee Curtis and Justin Long (Best Man Down).
Thomas wrote the screenplay for the adaptation with Diane Ruggiero, who worked as a writer and executive producer on the TV series. Thomas makes his feature film directorial debut with this project.
Veronica Mars hits theaters March 14, 2014.