Several more people have joined “Hot Fuzz” and “Shaun of the Dead” helmer Edgar Wright’s upcoming comic book adaptation “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World” for Universal Pictures.
Based on Bryan Lee O’Malley’s graphic novel, the story is about how teenager Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) has to defeat his girlfriend Ramona’s seven evil ex-boyfriends in order to win her heart.
First up, AICN reports that hunk Chris Evans (“Fantastic Four,” “Sunshine,” “Push”) is set for the role of pro-skateboarder turned movie star Lucas Lee, the second of the evil ex-boyfriends of Ramona V. Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead).
Also according to Empire, Ellen Wong has also signed on to play Scott’s 17-year-old Chinese schoolgirl stalker Knives Chau. They also say Aubrey Plaza joined the cast late last week playing Julie Powers, the obnoxious girlfriend of Stephen Stills, the lead singer of Scott’s band Sex Bob-omb.
Finally Slashfilm reports that Arshad Aslam (TV’s “Zoey 101,” “Samantha Who”) was up for the role of Matthew Patel.
Last week it was confirmed that Kieran Culkin would play Pilgrim’s gay former roommate Wallace Wells. Filming is scheduled to start in Toronto this March.