Michael Cera To Star In ‘Scott Pilgrim’s Little Life’

19 03 2008

It looks like Michael Cera and Edgar Wright are joining up on the fantasy/adventure/romance, Scott Pilgrim’s Little Life for Universal. This comes from the Hollywood Reporter:

‘”Life” tells the story of a young slacker (Cera) who meets the woman of his dreams but finds that he can only win her heart by battling and defeating her seven evil ex-boyfriends.

The project is based on the Oni Press graphic novel “Scott Pilgrim Volume 1: Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life,” written by Bryan Lee O’Malley. Michael Bacall and Wright wrote the screenplay.”

I’m not sure what to make of this storyline quite yet, but I am still interested. Michael Cera is a favorite of mine, and it is an extreme rarity for his style of comedy to fail at making me laugh. It sounds like a fun project for him, and I hope they can pull together a great cast now that Cera is involved. The fact that Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) is directing is very reassuring as well. It seems like an awesome combo, and it leaves me longing for some onscreen Simon Pegg-Michael Cera interaction, holy cow.

Wright and Cera have worked together before on a viral promo for Superbad, where Wright posed as an offensive reporter that pissed off Jonah Hill to no end.

Universal is looking to start production in the fall this year, and that makes for a fairly busy year for Cera. He is currently filming Year One, which also stars Jack Black and is being produced by Judd Apatow. After that he moves on to shoot Youth In Revolt directed by Miguel Arteta, and then finally, production can start on Scott Pilgrim’s Little Life.

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