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Veronica Mars Casting: Jerry O’Connell Is the New Sheriff in Town

We've had plenty of Veronica Mars nostalgia casting news, but what about new characters? The Wrap has the scoop: Piranha 3D star Jerry O'Connell will be playing sheriff Dan Lamb. Yes, he's related to the late Don Lamb!

Showrunner Rob Thomas describes Dan as "the amoral older brother" of Veronica's late rival. Apparently Rob decided to recruit Jerry after Adam Scott took him to see Piranha: "The perfomance in that movie that I couldn't get over was Jerry O'Connell's take on an amoral, coked up and soon-to-be penis-less smut peddler." Naturally, he thought, Jerry would be perfect for the role.

There is no doubt in our minds that Jerry will have some choice interactions with Ken Marino, who plays PI and failed sheriff candidate Vinnie Van Lowe. The two previously worked together in the webseries Burning Love.

Another entirely new character cast for the film is Ruby Jetson, played by former child star Gaby Hoffman.

Is Dan going to be better or worse than Don? Let us know what you think below!

07.17.2013 / 12:00 AM EDT by Sarah Anne Lloyd
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