Leighton Meester will not reprise her role as Carrie Bishop in the highly anticipated Veronica Mars movie. Her character has been re-cast, reports say.
Creator Rob Thomas announced that Andrea Estella, the lead singer of the band Twin Sister, will take over the role due to scheduling conflicts.
"Sadly, Leighton was doing a different movie at the same time on the wrong coast," Thomas wrote to his Kickstarter backers. "In the end, she was unavailable."
Estella scored the role because Thomas is a fan of Twin Sister and will be using some of their songs as Carrie Bishop shows off some vocal skills.
"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 that I already wanted in the movie."
Meester skyrocketed to fame after her recurring gig on Veronica Mars when she took on the role of high school queen bee Blair Waldorf on Gossip Girl.
Veronica Mars herself, of course, is played by Kristen Bell, a.k.a. the voice of Gossip Girl. So that would have been kind of awesome. But alas.