March 19, 2008 / 6:09 AM / 12 years ago

Cera ponders "Life" as slacker superhero

Michael Cera poses at the premiere of "Juno" at the Village theatre in Westwood, California December 3, 2007. Cera, who played the title character's would-be boyfriend in "Juno," is in final negotiations to star in the adventure romance "Scott Pilgrim's Little Life." REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES)

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Michael Cera, who played the title character’s would-be boyfriend in “Juno,” is in final negotiations to star in the adventure romance “Scott Pilgrim’s Little Life.”

“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 wrote the screenplay.

Edgar Wright (“Shaun of the Dead,” “Hot Fuzz”) is directing the feature for Universal Pictures.

Cera and Wright had mutual admiration for each other’s work, which manifested itself when Wright stepped in to act alongside Cera and Jonah Hill in a viral promo for “Superbad.” Wright acted as a snarky interviewer of an exasperated Cera and Hill.

Cera is filming the Judd Apatow-produced “Year One” with Jack Black. He next shoots the romantic comedy-drama “Youth in Revolt,” with Miguel Arteta directing.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

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