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YA Movie News Roundup: Loads of VERONICA MARS Scoop And Some Other Stuff

DIVERGENT, MOCKINGJAY and the heir to HUNGER GAMES?

YA Movie News Roundup: Loads of VERONICA MARS Scoop And Some Other Stuff

Welcome back to the YA Movie News Roundup, your source for all things YA movie...well, news. Clearly.

The Veronica Mars movie is in its third week of filming and all sorts of scoop has hit the fan. If you're not following @VeronicaMars on Twitter, you're missing out on TONS of adorable set pics like the one above. Our besties reunited! You can see other galleries of set pics here, here and here, but some of them are kind of spoilery so I leave that to your discretion. For instance, who's holding hands with Veronica in one pic?! Here's a non-spoiler photo I'll share just because yowza. 

Speaking of VM spoilers, this "surprise" cameo was leaked this week, about which director Rob Thomas would only share the character's name and that of another cameo's: 

Also: Veronica Mars is going to Comic-Con! I'm going to try my hardest to be there as I'll be at SDCC that day, too, but I bet the line will be monstrous. Wish me luck! 

And a few last VM tidbits: last week I mentioned that it looked like Martin Starr would be joining the cast, and Rob Thomas has confirmed his casting as well as another Party Down/Veronica Mars alum's, the great Ken Marino! Yes, that's right, Vinnie Van Lowe will be hanging around Neptune once again. Below is Marino's video confirming his participation and the video Starr sent Rob Thomas "proving" that Kristen Bell wanted him in the movie.

Also! Remember how Posh and I attended the Veronica Mars panel at ATX Television Festival? There's video that may sway even the most strident of you Piz-haters.

And finally! The first official Veronica Mars set photo: 

Believe it or not, this isn't only the Veronica Mars Movie News Roundup, because some other stuff happened this week! For instance, the incredible Julianne Moore is considering taking on the ice-queen mantle of President Alma Coin in the Mockingjay adaptation.

The Hunger Games author Suzanne Collins is working on another YA series that will surely be adapted into films because that's what happens to her books. We can expect to see the first title by late 2014 or early 2015. 

But homegirl had better watch her back, because some other series called The Fire Sermon is being called the heir apparent to The Hunger Games, and Dreamworks has already acquired the rights before the first book is even published. 

Warner Bros. just won a bidding war for the rights to Chris Weitz's new YA post-apocalyptic trilogy The Young World, and yes that's the director Chris Weitz of American Pie and New Moon fame. Wonder if he'll direct his own adaptation? 

Divergent's going to Comic-Con!

Et fin, here's a good list of YA books to make sure you read before they hit the big screen. 

And that's it for this week, folks. Talk to me downstairs about Veronica's hand-holding buddy (please mark comments as spoilers!), Julianne Moore as President Coin and more!

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