Brian O’Malley announces that most of the cast for the screen adaption of his cult hit SCOTT PILGRIM series has been revealed. In a bit of wry casting, two of the evil ex-boyfriends Scott must vanquish are to be played by noted superhero thesps Brandon Routh, who wore the tights in SUPERMAN RETURNS, and Chris Evans, who portrayed The Human Torch in both Fantastic Four flicks.
Routh plays vegan-powered psychic Todd Ingram; Evans plays skateboarder-turned-actor Lucas Lee.
Rounding out the cast are Rory Culkin, Brie Larson, Mae Whitman, Ellen Wong, Anna Kendrick, Mark Webber, Alison Pill, Johnny Simmons, Aubrey Plaza and Sataya Bhabha. Lots of young, talented folks.
Shawn of the Dead director Edgar Wright voiced his intentions to make a Pilgrim pic back in 2006, and last spring Michael Cera was announced as Scott and Mary Elizabeth Winstead as romantic lead Ramona Flowers. With over a dozen cast members now revealed, we can only assume that production will begin soonish.
EDIT: According to ScottPilgrim.com, principal photography will begin March 30.
The penultimate Scott Pilgrim book drops next month, and it will be interesting to see if the final volume and the film adaption come out at roughly the same time next year. Will a literary/cinematic one-two punch make SCOTT PILGRIM the TWILIGHT of 2010?
Posted by Aaron Humphrey.