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Veronica Mars Movie: Enrico Colantoni Officially Signs On!

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Enrico Colantoni is still Veronica's (Kristen Bell) daddy!

Colantoni, who played one of TV's most beloved fathers Keith Mars on the cult favorite TV series, has officially signed on to return for the Veronica Mars movie.

"I'm excited and relieved to tell you, exclusively, that Enrico Colantoni has officially signed on to reprise his role as Keith Mars," creator Rob Thomas wrote in an e-mail sent to fans who donated to the film's Kickstarter campaign.

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Of course, Thomas just happened to be filming Colantoni when he was informed he got the part! (Colantoni also posted a separate video dedicated to the film's many backers.)

"I didn't write Keith Mars with Rico in mind, but when his name came up on a casting list, I said, 'That's the guy,' Thomas explained. "We didn't take anyone else to network. There was no plan B."

Colantoni joins Bell and Jason Dohring as the original castmembers currently set to return. New Girl star Max Greenfield will also reprise his role as Deputy Leo.The movie is set to film this summer in Los Angeles.

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