Michael Cera, 'Revolt', and the Apatow Effect

mcSuperbad star and Arrested Development alum Michael Cera has been named (Variety) to star in an upcoming film adaptation of Youth in Revolt, from the C.D. Payne novel of the same title. The film script focuses on Payne’s Nick Twisp, a sex starved teen, who meets his dream lady while on vacation with his family. In the first of the Twisp series of books, Nick is 14, so expect for the film lead to more closely match Cera’s age (19), allowing for more Superbad-ish sex-romping and youth-at-risk mayhem.

Cera’s also on Premiere’s 20 Hottest New Faces of Comedy, and by my count half of the 20 – Amy Adams, Ed Helms, Elizabeth Banks, Jenna Fischer, Bill Hader, Jonah Hill, Cera, Justin Long, Seth Rogen, and Kristen Wiig – have all appeared, or will appear in a Judd Apatow directed or produced feature. Apatow appears to have the magic touch in kick-starting the careers of underrated talent, or as Seth Rogen calls them, “the unconventionals” (slashfilm). I mean, Kristen Wiig sidekicked Alec Baldwin in one of the few standout SNL skits of the decade (Carpooling, Bobby McFerrin…for once YouTube fails me) but it seems that a few scarce Knocked Up moments were all that was needed to finally get her name out there (goldenfiddle).

As if you didn’t know, Superbad opens this Friday. Instant classic, they say.

Related video: Cera on Conan 8/7. Apatow, 8/10.

Posted by Ted Zee on August 15th 2007 | Home Page | 2 Comments Subscribe to this site's feed

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  1. branden goodman Says:

    can anyone email me the casting information for youth in revolt. please email me at bgoodman@rogers.com

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