Rob Thomas and company have managed to keep the plot details of their upcoming, fan-funded Veronica Mars movie under tight control, the better to preserve its mysteries.
One apparently key point has now squeaked out, however, and it’s only fair I give you a spoiler warning before bringing it up.
So, read on to find out what James Franco will be doing in the film… or don’t, to keep clean.
Franco’s character, say Zap2It, will be the victim of a hidden camera scam. Some villain is hiding cameras in celebrity homes and selling the footage. Why? Well, I guess some TMZ type organisation is prepared to pay, so what else would it take?
As you might expect if you’ve been paying even a little attention to his work over the last few years, Franco isn’t playing a fake celeb, he’s playing himself. Franco will be playing James Franco, the one actor we most expect to play himself. Perfect casting.
It also makes sense that when Veronica Mars comes to the movies she’ll be getting up close and personal with Hollywood. It was never that far away – not with Aaron Echolls looming so large – but bringing in Franco certainly ratchets the idea up a notch.
Veronica Mars will wrap filming in the next couple of weeks. Expect a lot more news to come out of Comic Con.