Well, shit. In the latest backers only update Rob Thomas has revealed that Leighton isn't back as Carrie Bishop, but Carrie is in the movie. Whaaa?
I know it was circulated that we were hoping to get Leighton Meester back in the fold to reprise her role as Carrie Bishop for the movie. That is true. Sadly, Leighton was doing a different movie during the same time frame on the wrong coast.
In the end, she was unavailable.
One of the reasons I wanted Leighton, beyond her talent/beauty/history in the show, was that we needed a performer who could sing in this important role. Once it became evident that we couldn't make Leighton's schedule work, I decided to cast someone from a band I already wanted in the movie.
When I write a movie, I start throwing songs into a playlist that feel appropriate either because, (a) I want to use them in a scene or in the movie generally, or (b) they evoke the mood of the movie. The list will usually start at a few songs and will grow to 30-40 songs by the time I finish the script.
Those of you who have been following my THIS IS MY JAM updates on Twitter know what a fan of the band Twin Sister I am, so you won’t be surprised when I tell you that my most-played track while writing the Veronica Mars movie was their song "I Want a House.” Twin Sister’s lead singer, Andrea Estella, has an amazing voice; I can’t get enough of it.
I'm pleased to announce that Andrea Estella has agreed to join Veronica Mars as Carrie Bishop, and that we’re planning to include a couple of Twin Sister’s songs in the film.
A Message from Andrea
This is the first movie I've ever appeared in.
I had never seen Veronica Mars before all of this. I've been increasingly interested in finding new TV shows to plow through. I watched the Veronica Mars Pilot and was totally into it! It's the exact kind of show I would get obsessed with, so it's been a bit of dream to be in a movie, especially being a messed up rock princess. How could I say no? I think the VM fans are going to be very happy!
Thank you Rob Thomas for thinking of Twin Sister and myself. And super thanks to everyone who donated to Kickstarter! What fun to help fund a film you're really into. Such an amazing, fun, dreamy, kawaii, fantasy experience!!
If you haven’t listened to Twin Sister yet, now is a good time to start. Watch this:
Please join me in welcoming Andrea to our movie in the comments. I’m thrilled to have her involved.
In other news, we should have more details about Comic-Con for you tomorrow, for those of you who will be in San Diego on Friday.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend, gang.
Nhf low rent versions of HBIC Carrie. Why not have a different character instead? Lazy, Rob. DON'T RUIN THIS FOR ME, BITCH.
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