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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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shanye shanye 9 years
this is a fantastic book, and i can't believe this kid is going to be in it!! he might be a little old however, as the main character is supposed to be 15 i think? anyway, awesome book, set in the bay areaaaaaaaa
0danielle0 0danielle0 9 years
One of the best books I've ever read. Hilarious, and very well written. Can't wait!!! :D
wallaceo wallaceo 9 years
michael (george michael in my mind forever) is so great! i would love to see him in more projects! on another note...bring back AD!!!
halflucid halflucid 9 years
I read this book (and one of the sequels) years ago and it was pretty damn funny. Very believable as a young guy with issues. I could see Michael making it, the character is dry and witty but sweet as well
sissboombah sissboombah 9 years
I love him! His interview in Radar magazine is hilarious.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
Yay! I'm so crushing on him (michael cera) so it's great to hear that he has another film coming out. It sounds like a funny movie.
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
i am so glad to see him in more stuff! he's so geeky cute! :) i can't wait to see superbad!
tralalala tralalala 9 years
I heart this kid. I'm so looking forward to seeing him in Juno :) I think him and Ellen Page will go well together, they're two of my favorite young actors
pinkflats pinkflats 9 years
hmmm i love writers who get so passionate about something and use words to express their feelings. i also love reading what they wrote afterwards. the reviewer/writer sold me, i'm getting the book right now and hopefully i will get done reading before the movie comes out. lastly can i play cera's "dream girl" in the movie? lol. he's a bit younger than i am but put on pig tails and knee high socks on me and i think i can look 14. okay well that just put a naughty image inside my head. OMG, stop it pinkflats, stop it. hahahahaha.
shafiii shafiii 9 years
michael cera is awesome! the book and movie seem really interesting. maybe ill check them out
MadameCrouton MadameCrouton 9 years
yay for michael cera! one of my favorite alumni from arrested development! he rules at playing the awkward teen!
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