Mary Elizabeth Winstead Joins Edgar Wright's Scott Pilgrim!
Am I in a dream?! Ravishing actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead has been cast as Ramona V. Flowers in Edgar Wright's Scott Pilgrim vs. the World alongside of Michael Cera. I am quite a big fan and incredibly infatuated with the gorgeous young Winstead, and her taking on this role is like a dream come true! The film is an adaption of an Oni Press graphic novel with a script by both Wright and Michael Bacall (Manic, Bookies). Production is slated to begin sometime this fall. If you haven't already determined, this casting choice rounds off one of the greatest line-ups in an upcoming film in a while!
Not only did I say in Michael Cera's casting announcement that he "is probably the best fit there is," but adding Winstead into the mix only makes things that much better. Not only do I love Edgar Wright and everything he has made, including Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz (and even Japanese promo videos), but the story in this just sounds like plain and simple fun. And starring as the two leads: Michael Cera and Mary Elizabeth Winstead?! This is a dream come true! Why is it that two of my favorite indie directors have two incredible projects in the works: Jason Reitman with Up in the Air and Edgar Wright with this! This just goes to show how important casting choices really are for films.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is about a 23-year-old Canadian slack and wannabe-rockstar named Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) who plays bass in the band "Sex Bob-Omb." He falls in love with an American delivery girl named Ramona V. Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), but must defeat her seven "evil exes" in order to date her. The film is based on a six-volume graphic novel set written by Bryan Lee O'Malley and first published in 2004 by Oni Press. The series is currently still on-going, with four volumes released so far. You can check out the black and white graphic novel on Amazon.com.
There are some days where I come across news like this and realize that there are smart and talented people in Hollywood. It's not only a relief, but exciting, to hear this news. The very first time I read about Scott Pilgrim, I was wondering who they could get to play Ramona and was hoping it would be someone both attractive and talented. Thankfully they found her! I'm not even sure if this is still going to end up being a kids movie or not, but I don't care, because with Edgar Wright, Michael Cera, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead all on board, I'm looking forward to it a whole hell of a lot! Are you?