By Josephine Cusumano
Updated Mar 11, 2014 @ 7:44 pm
Kristen Bell and Chris Lowell
Credit: Dave Allocca/Startraksphoto

It's been seven years since the Veronica Mars finale, and Kristen Bell and the rest of the cast—including Chris Lowell (Stosh 'Piz' Piznarski), Jason Dohring (Logan Echolls), Enrico Colantoni (Keith Mars), Percy Daggs III (Wallace Fennel), Tina Majorino (Cindy 'Mac' Mackenzie), and more—are returning, this time to the big screen thanks to the series' Kickstarter crowd-funded campaign. For fans, the wait has been unbearable!

With just a few days left until the film's release this Friday, March 14, Bell gave just enough exclusive detail to hold us over."A whole lot of hot and heavy Veronica and Logan stuff in the movie," she says during the 19th annual Critics Choice Movie Awards. "I think -- and I hope -- that all the ladies who believe in that love will react positively." Swoon.

The film catches up with Mars years after she put her teenage private eye days behind her. She now lives in New York City, where she is starting over as a lawyer, and dating -- wait for it -- Piz. But just as a crime mystery involving former flame Logan unravels, Veronica finds herself back in her hometown of Neptune for her high school reunion. As is to be expected, she gets pulled back into her old ways, and with a hottie like Logan in the mix, who can blame her?

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