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First Look: Michael Cera and Anna Kendrick in Scott Pilgrim

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February 16, 2009
Source: MySpace blog

First Look: Michael Cera and Anna Kendrick in Scott Pilgrim

Edgar Wright has turned his MySpace blog into a utterly fascinating photoblog for Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, since he's currently in pre-production getting ready to shoot. A week ago we featured his very cute photo of Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Ramona V. Flowers from Scott Pilgrim and today we've got two more debuts to feature. The first is, obviously, Michael Cera as the title character Scott Pilgrim, and the second is up-and-coming actress Anna Kendrick as Scott's sister Stacey Pilgrim. The best part about these is that they're all self-explanatory - they're each holding up a photo of the character they're playing!

Michael Cera in Scott Pilgrim vs. the WorldAnna Kendrick in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

To address any concerns about Michael Cera in this role, I'm adding this quote from author Bryan Lee O'Malley via CHUD: "Me and Edgar and Michael [Bacall] the writer, we don't see Scott as being a hero-like idol. We don't see him as Zac Efron or whatever. Nobody ever suggested anybody else to play Scott. I think Michael Cera is going to do a fucking awesome job." I'm not going to argue with O'Malley; I've thought all along that Cera would be great in this. I hope Edgar whips him into shape and forces him to do some real stunt work so that he pushes his own physical acting boundaries. Bring on more Scott Pilgrim!

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Reader Feedback - 11 Comments

1

why would Cera not be good in this? He's perfect for the role, and he never is not good in anything! He is going to be fucking awesome in this

Scott McHenry on Feb 16, 2009

2

Seriously Zac Efron would have been a way better Scott Pilgrim. But what do I know, I only read the series, I'm not the creator.

Malia on Feb 16, 2009

3

Are you on the same server as slashfilm? Your sites always seem to go down at the same time.

Hey on Feb 16, 2009

4

Cera > Efron > turd

a horse on Feb 16, 2009

5

This is going to be awful, mostly because Michael Cera is a terrible actor who plays the same stupid role in every movie, the stupid shy quiet kid. Until Michael Cera either dies or stops acting, I can not live a happy life

Kail on Feb 16, 2009

6

we want nick twisp but anything cera instantly makes my day

twispious on Feb 16, 2009

7

cera's awesome. didn't even know there were voices of dissent until now.

fanboy d on Feb 16, 2009

8

I have too much faith in Wright to not see this movie. Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead are brilliant.

David Wilson on Feb 16, 2009

9

I really think people are negatively attacking cera on this project when it really isn't called for yet. The people underestimating the range of Cera are, at the same time, overstating the range of the character Scott Pilgrim - who can be one note at times too. The way I see it they got the perfect director for the book with Edgar Wright. Maybe Stephen Chow could maintain the cartoon physical comedy of Scott Pilgrim, but I think some of the other elements would be lost without Wright. The other thing, as a Canadian fan of the Canadian comic I'm just glad the flick is taking place in Canada (toronto more specifically). And having bankable star Michael Cera playing the titular role is probably a big part of that. I'm just happy the adaptation is pushing through seemingly limbs intact, even if one of said limbs is pilgrim played by the dubious skilled cera.

Ben Wilson on Feb 16, 2009

10

I think Michael Cera will fit the role just fine besides i like the guy.

Fisherr on Feb 16, 2009

11

Nothing against Zac Efron but as Edgar said it wouldn't be right to have a really good looking guy play Scott Pilgrim. He is supposed to be geeky, and Michael Cera embodies that.

jack on Jun 3, 2010

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