There’s a new sheriff in town.
Jerry O’Connell will play Sheriff Lamb — “No, not that Sheriff Lamb,” he clarifies in a YouTube video to fans — in Veronica Mars‘ upcoming feature-film adaptation.
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The Crossing Jordan alum will take on the role of Dan Lamb, “a new Lamb brother I hope you love to hate,” creator Rob Thomas writes in an email to the film’s Kickstarter contributors.
Marshmallows will remember that Dan’s brother Don (played by The Young & The Restless‘ Michael Muhney) — aka the insensitive lawman who famously told a rufie’d Veronica to “Go see the Wizard. Ask for a little backbone.” — died in Season 3 from head trauma incurred while responding to a call.
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O’Connell joins a cast that already includes Kristen Bell, Enrico Colantoni, Jason Dohring, Percy Daggs III, Chris Lowell, Tina Majorino, Francis Capra, Ryan Hansen and Max Greenfield.
He next can be seen in the fall CBS comedy We Are Men, which premieres Sept. 30.
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