The Veronica Mars Movie: Deputy Leo Is On Duty

Veronica MArs Movie Max GreenfieldDeputy Leo is patrolling once more.

As long suspected, New Girl star Max Greenfield will return for the Veronica Mars movie, the actor recently confirmed to Gold Derby.

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Fans will remember Greenfield as the young P.I.’s one-time love interest and a member of the sheriff’s department.

“I will be there [for the movie]. So will Deputy Leo. I’m really excited about it,” he told the site during a video chat. “It’s one of those few occasions where you’re going to work on something — I think I’m going down to work for a day — where everybody is just so excited to be there, everybody is going to be going full-force on this project. It’s going to be a fun reunion. You really want to go in there and do some really solid work, because obviously people put up their own money to see this.”

Greenfield joins a cast that already includes former series regulars Kristen BellEnrico Colantoni, Jason Dohring, Percy Daggs III, Chris Lowell, Tina Majorino, Francis Capra and Ryan Hansen.

Also reprising their roles from the original series are Krysten Ritter (as Gia Goodman), Christine Lakin (Susan Knight), Amanda Noret (Madison Sinclair), Sam Huntington (Luke Haldeman), Brandon Hillock (Deputy Sacks), Kevin Sheridan (Sean Friedrich) and Jonathan Chesner (Corny).

Production on the film began this week in Los Angeles.

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  1. Esaul says:

    I’ve been re-watching Veronica Mars with my girlfriend (she’s a first time watcher) and completely forgot he was in this! No wonder why I found his face so familiar looking over on New Girl. Mystery solved!

  2. Patti says:

    love leo. so excited to see him again.

  3. Courtney says:

    In “former series regulars” Ryan Hansen was forgotten.. just saying.

  4. Emily sutton says:

    New Girl, Shmoo Girl – he will always be Deputy Leo to me.

  5. jess k says:

    Did anyone ever confirmation that Vinnie van Lowe (aka Ken Marino) was coming back or were those just rumors?

    • Caitlin says:

      No confirmation that I’ve seen. And he hasn’t been listed by Rob in any of the emails, but he could just be keeping some close to the chest…

    • Elizabeth says:

      He’s the only one left that I would be disappointed if he wasn’t in it.

  6. Caitlin says:

    Yay!!!! Now I just need to hear something on Ken and I will be a very happy lady.

  7. Steven says:

    I just hope they don’t add in any on his New Girl schtick in the movie. He was a nice side character and I hope they don’t try to enlarge his part just because Max Greenfield is winning awards.

  8. MLO says:

    OMG! That’s where I know him from. I liked him on VM – how come I hate him so much on NG? From role to role, actors bring some of their own characteristics – whether they’re aware of it or not. I don’t see any similarities here. Is Max Greenfield that good an actor?

  9. Nicolas says:

    So basically the entire cast is IN for the movie. SHOCKING

  10. mia says:

    Oh Deputy Leo!!!! He’s delightful.

  11. DG says:

    Could not be more excited for this movie BUT I really hope there’s a fitting plot somewhere among this VM reunion. To be honest, I’d gladly forego the inclusion of some peripheral characters if it was going to serve the story better. Basically I want a great movie on a par with how good the show was. If I wanted nostalgia I’d just pop the DVDs in

    • SAM says:

      I’m glad that I am not the only one to be concerned about this. How will the writers fit everyone into a two-hour movie without compromising the story?

      • Alan says:

        its a school reunion so almost all the returning characters are tied together by that, theres going to be a crime so thats how leo fits in and veronica cant be in town without visiting her dad; there you go almost all the returning characters can be justified by 5 seconds of thought.

  12. Kay says:

    Of course he was gonna be in it! He’s got a higher profile name now after New Girl, it’d be stupid not to include him. I’m so happy all the cast is coming back and i hope for Vinnie Van Lowe too!

    • Hannah says:

      It probably wouldn’t be because they didn’t want him, if he weren’t included. Many actors refuse to go back to their “humble” beginnings, or want too much money. I think it’s indicative of what amazing people the cast of VM are, as well as how much they love the show, that they are all returning.

  13. Mandy says:

    Hooray! I love deputy Leo. I hope we get to see him with a happy ending.

  14. Courtney L says:

    What about Teddy Dunn (Duncan), his daughter lily, Ken Marino (Vinnie Van Lowe), and Alyson Hannigan? I am so excited!

  15. VM FAN says:

    Where are Amanda Seyfried, Harry Hamlin and Lisa Rinna???

    • Courtney L says:

      I was thinking the same thing! I doubt Amanda Seyfried will be back since her career has taken off but come on Harry Hamlin and Lisa Rinna have no excuse!

      • Elisha says:

        Harry Hamlin was killed in VM so I doubt he’ll be back and Lisa Rinna’s character is supposedly dead too. I can see Rinna coming back if it turns out she faked her death, but I don’t think they’ll go that route and Rob Thomas has stated its very unlikely this movie will feature any ghosts from the show.

        • Courtney L says:

          I need to go rewatch the show! I completely forgot they killed Harry Hamlin off and the thing with Lisa Rinna. I understand the ghost thing but Lilly was a huge part of the show and it would make sense to have a flashback to her and Veronica discussing something if Amanda Seyfried would come back.

  16. Gem says:

    Schmitty! He was great as Leo and love him in New Girl. All the Veronica Mars scoops are making me excited to see the final product. Cannot wait!

  17. Will says:

    @Courtney L, agreed!

    Where is Duncan/Teddy Dunn? He was a huge part of the series and its origin story – why is he missing? Why no mention one way or the other?

    one more question… why!

    • Paul8148 says:

      since duncan storyline end with him on the run out of the country, my guess they want to keep his apperance a secert.

    • Alan says:

      he isnt in it because there is nothing left for the character; theres a reason he was written out only part of the way through the second season, the writers said it themselves they had nothing more for the character.

  18. Mari says:

    Great news!

  19. mia says:

    No one interested to see if Michael Muhney will be back as Sheriff Lamb?

    • Danny says:

      Well, since he died he probably won’t be back. Would be interesting, though. Ghost sheriff on the loose in Neptune.

  20. Dizzle says:

    Seriously, Leighton Meester can’t be so busy that she can’t squeeze in a little more Carrie Bishop! We need to see her and Madison Sinclair in the same scene!