'Veronica Mars' Movie: Jason Dohring Joins Project

5:33 PM PST 04/02/2013 by Philiana Ng
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Jason Dohring

The actor who played Logan Echolls on the cult TV show has officially boarded.

Logan Echolls is headed back to Neptune.

Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas announced Tuesday that original castmember Jason Dohring has officially joined Kristen Bell as part of the movie project being partially funded by Kickstarter.

"We now have three actors officially cast. Veronica. Logan and the waiter who says, 'Your check, sir,' " quipped Thomas in the news alert sent through Kickstarter for backers of the movie.

"Don't worry. We're busily working on bringing your favorites into the fold. As a Veronica Mars backer, you'll be the first to know," he wrote.

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Thomas also included images of Dohring from the Veronica Mars pilot make-up and wardrobe test in his announcement.

The story line as laid out on the project's Kickstarter page takes place years after the failure of Veronica's dad's re-election as town sheriff. "But something big is about to bring her back home and back to her calling," Thomas wrote of the movie's proposed premise. "My goal is to include as many of your favorite characters as possible. It is, after all, time for Veronica’s 10-year high school reunion."

On March 13, Thomas and Bell launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $2 million to fund a movie version of the UPN/The CW cult television series that ended in 2007. In less than 12 hours after the campaign kicked off, the $2 million goal was met; as of April 2, has raised more than $4.4 million with 10 days left to go in the 30-day window.

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"The movie is outlined, but frankly, I needed to know how we were doing to figure out how to model the script and how to write it. There are very specific things that are going to be affected by what our budget is," Thomas told The Hollywood Reporter in mid-March.

Thomas hopes to film the movie in Southern California, where the series was originally set and he plans on making a Veronica Mars behind-the-scenes documentary and paying a visit to San Diego's Comic-Con this year.

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