It has been confirmed that Leighton Meestar will not reprise her role in Veronica Mars for the upcoming movie.

The TV show’s creator, Rob Thomas, has announced, that due to scheduling difficulties the 27-year-old actress will not play Carrie Bishop in the forthcoming film.

Thomas has already secured many of the programmes original cast members including Kristen Bell and Krysten Ritter.

Writing on the movie’s official page Thomas said: writes, "Sadly, Leighton was doing a different movie during the same time frame on the wrong coast. In the end, she was unavailable.

“One of the reasons I wanted Leighton, beyond her talent/beauty/history in the show, was that we needed a performer who could sing in this important role. Once it became evident that we couldn't make Leighton's schedule work, I decided to cast someone from a band I already wanted in the movie."

Thomas has replaced Meester with Twin Sister singer Andrea Estella in her debut acting role. Speaking of her casting Estella said: “This is the first movie I've ever appeared in. I had never seen Veronica Mars before all of this. I've been increasingly interested in finding new TV shows to plough through. I watched the Veronica Mars Pilot and was totally into it!

“It's the exact kind of show I would get obsessed with, so it's been a bit of dream to be in a movie, especially being a messed up rock princess. How could I say no? I think the (Veronica Mars) fans are going to be very happy!"

Thomas will also include two of Twin Sister's songs on the movie's soundtrack.