In their most recent email blast to Kickstarter backers, it was announced that Jerry O’Connell has joined the cast of the Veronica Mars movie as Sheriff Dan Lamb.
It all goes back to when Adam Scott, who starred for Rob Thomas in his other show (Party Down), invited him to the premiere of Pirahna. Thomas was impressed by the performance of O’Connell as a smut peddler.
Thomas “lit up when Jerry’s name was raised” as a possibility for an actor to play “the amoral older brother of Don Lamb as the new sheriff of Balboa County.”
He recorded a video for Veronica Mars fans.
The cast and crew of Veronica Mars will be on hand at Comic-Con this weekend for a panel and for autograph signings.
The official schedule is as follows:
11:15 AM: Comic-Con Panel, Hall H
4:00 PM: Autograph Signings, WB Booth
7:30 PM: Official Fan Event, Regal Cinema @ Horton Plaza
Kristen Bell, unfortunately, will not be available for the autograph signing on Friday at the WB Booth but the rest of the cast and crew will be expected. Bell, I believe, should be at the official fan event later in the evening. I could be wrong about that but I believe I read that correctly.