Some came down with a critical case of Cera-itus after "Superbad" actor Michael Cera did one too many films in his impeccable oversensitive-twee-wuss persona, but in a cruel twist of fate, his redeeming film ("Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World") also turned out to be his biggest flop at the box office. With the haters nullified but his clout drastically shrinking, this essentially put Cera in neutral, like Switzerland with dick jokes. What's a landlocked European country to do?
The answer is a big-time one-eighty to show what you're made of, acting-chops-wise. Twenty-two-year-old Canadian Cera is about to do just that as he hops on board "Magic, Magic," an indie thriller from Sebastian Silva, director of Sundance award-winning foreign dramedy "The Maid."
According to Variety "Magic, Magic" centers on "a girl vacationing with her friends in a remote area of Chile who slowly starts losing her mental faculties. She tries to get her friends' attention, but they ignore her until it's too late." Lousy friends, too busy looking at those big Easter Island heads to get their psycho buddy some Valium.
As to what Cera will be playing we're not sure, but we reported back in February that the king of awkward was crunching Spanish five hours a day to prepare for the role. If this turns out anything like Will Ferrell in "Casa de Mi Padre" then we are muy excitado.
It is our sincere wish that Cera will be playing the psychotic hallucinations of the girl as she descends into madness, perhaps as some kind of awkward demon, awkward dead boyfriend, or awkward ventriloquist's dummy.