WB Sets Up Email For Veronica Mars Film Petitions
Ah, the petition; the most time honored tradition of getting many voices heard by putting signatures on paper and sticking said paper in front of somebody important. This time around, however, the someone important is providing the paper and practically begging for the sigs.
Mega-studio Warner Bros. has announced via their Twitter that they’ve set up an email to act as a catch-all for every request for a Veronica Mars movie. This could mean one of two things: first, it could mean that WB is simply tired of getting these emails and are tricking fans into sending requests for the film to this new address so they can more easily manage their inbox; or two, they’re genuinely interested in putting out a film about the high school super sleuth and are gauging interest from the outside world.
Unfortunately for this production, cash-fountain Miley Cyrus has just signed on to star in So Undercover about a “tough, street smart” kid who gets hired by the FBI to help solve a case. As a rough comparison, this is pretty much how Veronica Mars operates, although she’d now be in her 20s. So Undercover is slated for next year so all Veronica Mars fans, PLEASE send your request for a big screen adaptation to VeronicaMarsMovie@warnerbros.com ASAP and get this thing rolling before it’s too late. And seriously, who doesn’t love a little Kristen Bell? Here’s the full tweet from WB:
Thanks for all of the Veronica Mars Love! Please send your film requests and petitions to VeronicaMarsMovie@warnerbros.com.
Say it ain’t so!
Miley Cyrus Is The New Veronica Mars
When I say the words “Miley Cyrus” what comes to mind?
Right. Exactly. She doesn’t quite leave the impression of a sharp and savvy private eye, does she? But then again, I suppose, neither did Kristen Bell, once upon a time.
Ms. Cyrus has been tapped to star in So Undercover as “a tough, street-smart private investigator hired by the FBI to go undercover in the one place they’re unable to infiltrate – and a world she knows nothing about… a college sorority.”
If you’ve seen much of Bell’s TV show Veronica Mars you’ll see where the comparison comes in, particularly if you’ve seen what little there was of season 4, a short mini-episode made as proof of concept, and featuring Mars working for the FBI undercover at a high school. I hope you have seen it – it’s fantastic, just like seasons 1, 2 and 3.
So Undercover has been scripted by Allan Loeb and Steven Pearl and will be directed by When In Vegas perpetrator Tom Vaughan. Here’s a rather improbable statement from Mr. Pearl:
When Allan and I wrote this script, we didn’t dare try to believe we’d be lucky enough to land a talent like Miley. There really is no one who can play this role like she can. Coupled with Tom Vaughan’s smart, comedic vision, we’re convinced we have all the pieces for a great movie.
I miss you now more than ever, Veronica.
Drew Barrymore, one of Charlie‘s Angels second generation angels, sits behind the camera, producing television’s third version of the 70’s series. The new show will start production in January 2011, will film in Miami and the pilot episode will premiere on ABC.
Many people have speculated that Gossip Girl star, Blake Lively, and former Transformers damsel, Megan Fox, are in high consideration to star in the series. This raises the question, if Blake and Megan are cast, what actress should be brought in for the third angel?
Blake Lively’s schedule for Gossip Girl might interfere with her being considered for a part in Charlie’s Angels. Lively might be considering more movie roles than television since the success of The Town. Fox may be up for the part since her movie career has been on the low since quiting Transformers and Jennifer’s Body and Jonah Hex failed.
Some say Miley Cyrus could easily fill the role since her long running tween series on Disney, Hannah Montana, is coming to an end later this year. TV Squad created their own Charlie’s Angels dream cast and had Gabrielle Union as Kate, Kristen Bell as Abby, America Ferrera as Marisa, Kelsey Grammer as Charlie, and, James Wolk as Bosley. Who would you like to see cast in the new Charlie’s Angels series?