Veronica Mars Movie Adds Piz -- Is Mac Among the 'Bunch' More Returns? And What's Been Cut?

Veronica Mars Movie Piz MacPiz is in, too!

Chris Lowell is the latest Veronica Mars vet to officially join the forthcoming fan-funded film adaptation, exec producer Rob Thomas announced on Saturday.

Lowell’s mop-topped alter ego arrived on the scene in the show’s third season and soon developed a crush on (and began a romance with) the show’s titular sleuth.

UPDATE: Appearing at the ATX Television Festival on Saturday, Thomas said that beyond Lowell, Percy Daggs III and other already confirmed encores, “We actually have a bunch of cast deals done, but we’re trying to parse them out… We want to give everyone their own moment.” (As such, keep tabs on TVLine as more additions are trumpeted over the next 10 days.)

Veronica’s gal pal Mac is a character Thomas said it would be odd not to see in the movie, but he stopped short of confirming Tina Majorino’s casting.

Alas, with the ensemble growing and the budget finite, as the film nears production later this month, there’s already been one (minor) casualty. Thomas shared at ATX that opening scenes were already over-budget, so rain during a flight Veronica is on had to be cut. “So, as you see her land and come out of the Balboa County Airport, imagine rain,” he laughed.

Speaking further on the film’s prospects, Thomas said, “It’s not going to be Hunger Games, but I’m excited about the scope. It’s at the top-end of what my expectations would have been.” That said, when it comes to a fight that breaks out at ‘Ron’s high school reunion, he quipped: “Please don’t expect a Matrix-level brawl.”

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As previously announced, original cast members Jason DohringEnrico Colantoni and Percy Daggs III have also signed on to the film, which is set at Veronica’s 10-year high school reunion and will begin shooting in about 9 days.

Press PLAY to hear Lowell’s grateful thoughts — including details on the promise teased in the above headline — then hit the comments, Marshmallows!

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  1. Love that Piz will be back, absolutely adored him, just not with Veronica.

  2. Elizabeth says:

    The first time I watched season 3 I hated Piz. I thought he was dull and way too desperately into Veronica. But every time I watch the season again, Piz grows on me. I genuinely like his character now,just not with Veronica. Their relationship was boring; Veronica wasn’t that into him and there was no chemistry. So although I would’ve been more excited to hear about Weevil, Mac or Dick or even Duncan, I’m glad Piz is in the movie because I can’t wait to see how he fits in to the story.

  3. Galla says:

    Maybe Piz is the DJ at the reunion. :P

  4. Tee says:

    I can take or leave Piz, but hoping to see Mac and Weevil sign on still.

  5. gabby says:

    Oh yay…..Piz…..*crickets* ……….I never liked Piz

  6. Selfish says:

    All of those saying that Piz is a “nice, normal guy” don’t seem to remember all his selfishness over Veronica going to an FBI internship for a couple of months in the summer. He was selfish and pathetic. Whether or not Veronica should be with Logan or some nice guy, she deserved better and nicer than Piz.

  7. Mikael says:

    I couldn’t stand Piz the first time around, but watching Season 3 again, he wasn’t THAT bad but he definitely didn’t belong with Veronica. They had zero chemistry and he was boring. I liked Duncan better and that’s saying alot. If he’s around because he and Wallace have remained friends, I’m cool with that. I’d really like it if Keith would’ve gotten back together with Wallace’s mom.

  8. Alex says:

    I despise Piz! Too bad he’s in the movie, but I want to see it despite his presence.

  9. Amanda says:

    I am not excited about this. I wasn’t his biggest fan in the show, in fact I disliked him. Why is he back – he didn’t go to Neptune. Oh well, I guess I just have to put my faith in them and that they know what they are doing.

  10. Krystan says:

    Weevil is officially signed on!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. shadester says:

    hes funny. Well i like piz but V and Logan belong together :) I wouldnt mind the frontal nudity he suggested tho! lol

  12. Rosemary says:

    I’m so glad to hear more familiar characters will be in the movie!! I have always liked Piz and I’m so excited that he’s coming back. I guess I’m part of a minority, but I was never a fan of Logan and Veronica’s relationship and I loved Piz and Veronica together–the series didn’t go on long enough to give them a true “story” together and I always wondered where they could have went with it.

  13. Leonida says:

    Can you tell us more about this? I’d want to find out some
    additional information.