First official photo of ‘Veronica Mars’ movie released

June 27, 2013

It’s only the second week of filming for the Kickstarter-funded “Veronica Mars” movie, and the Internet has already been flooded with (mostly paparazzi) photos from the set. But Warner Bros. just released the first official shot from the film.

Kristen Bell on the set of the "Veronica Mars" movie.(Warner Bros.)
Kristen Bell on the set of the “Veronica Mars” movie. (Warner Bros.)

The photo tells us nothing, but nonetheless stoked the Internet frenzy that occurs anytime there’s another update about the film, a sequel to the cult favorite WB drama (canceled in 2007) about a teenage private detective. In case you missed it, three months ago, the show’s creator told fans that if they could raise $2 million via online fundraising system Kickstarter, he and star Kristen Bell would commit to making a movie — and Warner Bros. would pay for the rest.

Not only did the project raise $2 million almost immediately, it shattered Kickstarter records (the third most-funded project in history), and ushered in a controversial era of stars trying to get fans to fund their passion projects.

Anyway, “Veronica Mars” is off and running, as these other set photos prove. And below, an update on where things stand with the movie, just in case you’ve lost track.

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Set of “Veronica Mars” movie. (Warner Bros./Facebook)
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Set of “Veronica Mars” movie. (Warner Bros./Facebook)
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Set of “Veronica Mars” movie. (Courtesy Rob Thomas/Twitter)

Total money raised via Kickstarter: $5.7 million

Filming dates/location: Started June 14 in Los Angeles; slated to be in theaters early 2014

Returning cast appearing in the movie (in order of importance, and how much we actually remember them from the show):

Kristen Bell (Veronica Mars)
Enrico Colantoni (Keith Mars)
Jason Dohring (Logan Echolls)
Percy Daggs III (Wallace Fennel)
Chris Lowell (Stosh “Piz” Piznarski)
Ken Marino (Vinnie Van Lowe)
Francis Capra (Eli “Weevil” Navarro)
Max Greenfield (Deputy Leo D’Amato)
Tina Majorino (Cindy “Mac” Mackenzie.)
Ryan Hansen (Dick Casablancas)
Krysten Ritter (Gia Goodwin)
Brandon Hillock (Deputy Sacks)
Amanda Noret (Madison Sinclair)
Daran Norris (Cliff McCormack)
Kevin Sheridan (Sean Friedrich)
Jonathan Chesner (Corny)
Sam Huntington (Luke)

Emily Yahr covers pop culture and entertainment for the Post. Follow her on Twitter @EmilyYahr.
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