Michael Cera Has Made Paper Hearts
Without anyone knowing about it. Sneaky
In this day and age, where most movies can’t take a break for tea without sites like, well, this one, leaping all over it, it’s either refreshing or annoying to learn that a movie can be written, cast, and shot completely under the radar.
Especially when that movie involves a pretty high-profile star.
Yet that’s the case with Paper Hearts, a part-documentary, part-scripted comedy focusing on the relationship between Superbad’s Michael Cera and his real-life girlfriend, comedienne Charlyne Yi, who appeared briefly in Knocked Up.
Sounds very interesting and, in some ways, a logical extension of Cera’s webcom, Clark & Michael, in which he also played a version of himself. Frankly, we’re yet to be convinced that the 20 year-old can do any wrong, even with rumours that he may not return for the Arrested Development movie, and news that he’s filmed a movie without anyone knowing makes him even cooler.
Paper Hearts was directed by Nicholas Jasenovec who, like Cera and Yi, is a Judd Apatow protégé. This is his first film and, as it doesn’t have a distributor, it’s expected to cause a stir if it shows up at the Sundance Film Festival in January.