CATEGORIES Action, Comedy, Romance, Casting, Universal, Newsstand, Comic/Superhero/Geek, Movie News, CinematicalEdgar Wright's much-anticipated Scott Pilgrim Vs The World fell off the radar a bit over the past few months. Jessica Barnes posted the last update back in August, when they were scouting Toronto locations and hoping to go into production by fall or winter.
They haven't started filming, but they have added two new cast members. Hit Fix reports that Kieran Culkin has signed on to play Wallace Wells. Wells is Scott Pilgrim's roommate, the more responsible half of the duo, and arguably the one with the best lines. He's also a rather nice symbol for tolerance -- though Wells is openly gay, Pilgrim willingly shares a bed with him. This will be Culkin's first film since 2002's Igby Goes Down, but he has a bunch of films at Sundance this year, so expect a geek reporter or two to pin him down and get some Pilgrim quotes..
Meanwhile, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Aubrey Plaza has also joined the cast as Julie Powers, obnoxious, on again, off again girlfriend of Stephen Stills. Stills (lead singer of Pilgrim's band, Sex Bob-omb ... I just like typing that) has yet to be cast. Who will Plaza / Powers be tormenting onscreen?
Pilgrim is now set to begin filming in the spring, so we should be drowned in casting announcements soon. Meanwhile, those of us still behind on the series can use the breathing room to catch up.