The Word: Weevil’s back for ‘Veronica Mars’ movie

UNSPECIFIED - JANUARY 13:  Full publicity shot of (back) Francis Capra as Weevil, Teddy Dunn as Duncan, Jason Dohring as Logan, (front) Percy Daggs III as Wallace, Kristen Bell as Veronica and Enrico Colantoni as Keith.  (Photo by Warner Bros./Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED – JANUARY 13: Full publicity shot of (back) Francis Capra as Weevil, Teddy Dunn as Duncan, Jason Dohring as Logan, (front) Percy Daggs III as Wallace, Kristen Bell as Veronica and Enrico Colantoni as Keith. (Photo by Warner Bros./Getty Images)

The whole gang really is getting back together. Just days before the new “Veronica Mars” movie begins shooting, it’s been announced that another former cast member has signed on: Francis Capra will reprise his role as Weevil Navarro, the motorcycle tough with a heart of gold.

“I couldn’t be happier that he’ll be back with us for the film,” director Rob Thomas said in an email to the production’s Kickstarter backers.

Apparently Weevil won’t be the only last minute casting addition – Thomas says to expect several more over the next few days. ”You’re still wondering about your other favorites. I said every day this week, didn’t I?” he teased in his email, according to E! Online.

The “Veronica Mars” film was the first of what’s become a slew of high-profile Hollywood projects turning to Kickstarter.  Woody Allen now officially knows how crowdfunding works, and it’s all thanks to “Garden State” star and Kickstarter aficionado Zach Braff.

Apparently, the day actor/director Braff’s $2 million Kickstarter campaign for his film “Wish I Was Here” got funded, he happened to be meeting with Allen. “Everyone else in the room was like, ‘Oh my God! Congratulations! That’s insane! I can’t believe it worked! No one thought it would work,’” Braff said on Sirius XM radio. “And he clearly didn’t know what anyone was talking about, so I started explaining it to him.”



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

Man's chemically burned body found in Coney Island…

Police responding to an emergency call at a Coney Island apartment made the gruesome discovery of a man's chemically burned body in a bathtub on Saturday.

Local

NYPD detective in coma after after punch on…

An off-duty detective is in a medically induced coma Sunday after an assailant punched him the night before at a Manhattan subway station.

International

Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe comes out as gay

In a sit-down with well-known British interviewer Sir Michael Parkinson set to air Sunday, Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe, 31, revealed he is gay after years…

International

iPhone is a security risk, says Chinese state…

Chinese state media branded Apple Inc's iPhone a threat to national security because of the smartphone's ability to track and time-stamp user locations. A report…

Gossip

Mariah Carey unretouched photos show the power of…

Jezebel has the "before" pictures from Mariah Carey's Wonderland magazine photo shoot with Terry Richardson — who's no stranger to photo scandals. As Jezebel astutely…

Gossip

Facebook users upset Steven Spielberg killed a dinosaur

Some Facebook users were up in arms over a photo from the set of the 1993 film "Jurassic Park" showing director Steven Spielberg smiling in…

Music

Tommy Ramone, last original member of punk pioneers…

Tommy Ramone, the drummer and last surviving original member of punk band the Ramones, whose aggressive and fast-driving songs spearheaded the punk-rock movement, has died…

Gossip

PHOTOS: Topless Cara Delevingne advocates for 'Free the…

Supermodel Cara Delevingne is never one to shy away from the gaze of social media. Yesterday, she chose to advocate for the 'Free the Nipple' campaign via Instagram, where she…

NBA

Nets lose Paul Pierce to two-year deal with…

Paul Pierce is taking a gamble on joining a franchise on the rise.

NBA

GIF: LeBron James returns to Cleveland so deal…

To anyone out there who is upset about his decision, this .GIF is for you. Enjoy.

World Cup

A game of two popes: Vatican plays down…

By Philip PullellaVATICAN CITY (Reuters) - With Argentina meeting Germany in the World Cup final, the Vatican on Friday brushed aside talk of soccer rivalry…

NFL

Which Jets player has the best odds at…

Metro New York asked Bovada.LV to rank the top three contenders for the NFL MVP on the Jets.

Wellbeing

Fart gas might prevent cancer

You might not like the smell, but fart gas might help prevent cancer.

Tech

Mesh sheds light on top 10 dating deal…

What are New Yorkers' top 10 dating deal breakers? Find out here.

Wellbeing

This Week in Health: Sexual headaches can be…

Sexual headaches: an under-discussed health issue Location: U.S. Results: If getting frisky brings on a headache, you’re not alone. Headaches associated with sexual activity represent a…

Food

Head to FiDi for free Chia Pods from…

They may have been last summer's darlings, but chia seeds have definitely not gone out of style. A great source of omega-3 fatty acids, they…