The day Veronica Mars fans have long waited for is nearly here — the release of the theatrical film based on the TV series, which ended in 2007, is on March 14. The project has come about due in large part to these fans, who set records on Kickstarter to help fund the Veronica Mars movie, pitching in $2 million in 10 hours through the crowdfunding source.
Perhaps befitting its original incarnation as a TV series, the Veronica Mars movie will also be available in homes via Movies On Demand the same day as the film’s March 14 theatrical release. (Check your onscreen guide, or contact your provider, for more info on ordering Movies On Demand.)
Whether you check it out in theaters or On Demand, here’s a synopsis of the Veronica Mars movie, courtesy of Warner Bros.:
“Veronica Mars (Kristen Bell) has put Neptune and her amateur sleuthing days behind her on the eve of graduating law school. While interviewing at high-end law firms, Veronica gets a call from her ex-boyfriend Logan (Jason Dohring) who has been accused of murder. Veronica heads back to Neptune just to help Logan find an attorney, but when things don’t seem right with how Logan’s case is perceived and handled, Veronica finds herself being pulled back into a life she thought she had left behind.”
The Veronica Mars movie also stars Krysten Ritter, Ryan Hansen, Francis Capra, Percy Daggs III, Chris Lowell, Tina Majorino, Enrico Colantoni, Max Greenfield and Jamie Lee Curtis. The film is directed and co-written by original series creator Rob Thomas. It’s rated PG-13, and runs 1:48.
Veronica Mars movie image: © 2014 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Credit: Robert Voets