8:28pm PT by Kimberly Nordyke
'Veronica Mars' Movie: Francis Capra Set to Return
Yet another Veronica Mars alum is returning for the upcoming movie.
Creator Rob Thomas said Monday in an email to contributors who donated to the film's Kickstarter campaign that Francis Capra is reprising his role as Eli "Weevil" Navarro.
"Playing a wrong-side-of-the-tracks kid in a town full of privileged peers, Francis found a terrific -- and difficult -- balance between tough and soulful," Thomas wrote. "I couldn't be happier that he'll be back with us for the film."
Capra appeared in all 64 episodes of the series, which ran from 2004-07 on The CW.
"I'm so excited to bring you guys the best movie possible and to see everyone again -- and to see you, I feel like most of you are family," the actor said in a video message to fans.
Capra joins other original stars including Kristen Bell, Jason Dohring, Percy Daggs III, Chris Lowell and Enrico Colantoni.
Thomas teased that additional casting announcements are forthcoming, with production set to begin in a week.