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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 10 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 10 years
One of the best books I've ever read. Hilarious, and very well written. Can't wait!!! :D
wallaceo wallaceo 10 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 10 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 10 years
I love him! His interview in Radar magazine is hilarious.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 years
michael cera is awesome! the book and movie seem really interesting. maybe ill check them out
MadameCrouton MadameCrouton 10 years
yay for michael cera! one of my favorite alumni from arrested development! he rules at playing the awkward teen!
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