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James Franco Joins The Veronica Mars Movie?

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James “I’m in everything” Franco has seemingly landed himself a new gig. A role in the upcoming Veronica Mars movie! But who will he play? 

Franco recently took a turn playing himself in Seth Rogan’s This is the End. Turns out he’ll be doing that again in Veronica Mars. Zap2It has the scoop:

A source tells us that James Franco is scripted to appear … as himself. He’ll be one of several celebrities in the movie who have been victims of a hidden camera scam. No, not like on “Duped!” — “one of those reality shows where people get duped into doing stupid things like giving some stranger their car or a bunch of money.”

But the kind of scam where someone hides cameras in famous people’s houses and tries to sell the videos. Sounds like a case for everyone’s favorite pint-sized private eye.

Do you think the production is adding famous names to the cast to draw a wider audience come release? Or is this just a case of “let’s put some of our friends in the movie?”

I’d still rather see Veronica at the FBI.

(via Zap2It)

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” (TheNerdyBird.com). She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."