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Michael Cera to Play Yet Another Awkward Teen


Clearly, I'm not the only one who can't seem to get enough of the gawky, geeky Michael Cera. I recently interviewed the hilarious young actor and learned all about his experiences working on the upcoming bawdy teen comedy Superbad. Now, there's another one on Cera's horizon — this time based on the C.D. Payne novel Youth in Revolt.

As ComingSoon describes it, "The story revolves around the adventures of a teenager who meets the girl of his dreams while on a family vacation and turns his life upside down in order to be with her. Payne self-published the novel in 1993. The book, centered on a cynical and sex-obsessed 14-year-old, became an underground success, and he wrote three sequels."

Since I haven't (yet) read this novel, I'm relying on Cinematical's gushy, zealous ravings about both the book and the decision to cast Michael Cera. Of the news, Cinematical's Erik Davis has a lot to say, but mostly he urges everyone to read the novel right now: "I swear to you, this thing will have you in stitches by page 20, and when you're done you'll be itching to share the experience with someone else." Well, alright then.

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