It's funny how, despite Arrested Development being the comedic genius it was, it's only now that Michael Cera's getting the gigs he deserves. Or perhaps it's understandable, with Superbad making $120 million on its $20 million dollar budget. In any case, Cera's now got the roles coming in, first with the lead part in Youth and Revolt, and now with a co-starring role alongside Kat Dennings in Mandate Pictures' Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist.
According to Variety, the film is about "two bridge-and-tunnel teenagers, nursing broken hearts, who fall in love during one sleepless night in New York while searching for their favorite band's unannounced show." The setup seems ripe for Cera's brand of awkward courtship. Directing the feature will be Peter Sollett, whose Raising Victor Vargas also dealt with teenage love. The film is set to begin production later this year, so the results will probably be available for us to see late next year.
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