Michael Cera Is Scott Pilgrim

Superbad star boards Edgar Wright's next

Michael Cera Is Scott Pilgrim

by Olly Richards |
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Edgar Wright's next movie has found its lead. Michael Cera will play the title character in Scott Pilgrim's Little Life, which is very very good news.

The action comedy is based on Bryan Lee O'Malley's comic book series about a 23-year-old man who finds the girl of his dreams, but rather inconveniently learns that the only way to win her heart is to do battle with her seven evil ex-boyfriends. We'd think this might be a sign that the girl's trouble, but we don't write comic books, so what do we know?

Wright wrote the script with Michael Bacall and will be producing with regular partner Nira Park. The Universal production is looking to start shooting in autumn.

This sounds like a perfect pairing. Cera is hilarious in everything he does and his endearingly awkward sensibility should fit well with Wright's style of comedy. This film just kicked up a notch in our expectations.

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