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Francis Capra latest actor to return for 'Veronica Mars' feature film

CapraAnother day, another 'Veronica Mars' alum back in the fold.

Over the weekend, news leaked that Percy Daggs III and Chris Lowell had signed on for duty in the Kickstarter-funded feature film. The film is in preproduction.

Creator Rob Thomas emailed contributors to the Kickstarter campaign yesterday, revealing the news that Francis Capra had also agreed to return.

Capra played Eli "Weevil" Navarro in the series, which aired on UPN and later The CW before it ended in 2007. Navarro led the PCH Biker gang and was a friend of Veronica's on the series. The character appeared in all 64 episodes during the series' three-year run.

"Playing a wrong-side-of-the-tracks kid in a town full of privileged peers, Francis found a terrific -- and difficult -- balance between tough and soulful," said Thomas in his email. "I couldn't be happier that he'll be back with us for the film."

As has become the norm for cast announcements, a video was provided from Navarro where he talked about coming back to the series.

"I'm so excited to bring you guys the best movie possible and to see everyone again -- and to see you, I feel like most of you are family," he said in the video, which is posted below.

In addition to Capra, Lowell and Daggs, other cast members announced as returning include Jason Dohring, Enrico Colantoni and series star Kristen Bell. More cast announcements are expected this week.

Capra has also appeared on 'Heroes,' 'The O.C.,' 'Criminal Minds,' 'Sons of Anarchy,' and 'Bones,' to name a few.


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