Michael Cera, Hollywood's meekest star, has been church-mouse-quiet since last year's Scott Pilgrim vs. the World underperformed at the box office. But that's about to change as he's signed on to star in Sebastian Silva's indie drama Magic, Magic. Needless to say, the project is a distinct change of pace for the usually comedic actor.
The film focuses on a young woman who goes on a holiday vacation with friends to a remote part of Chile and starts to slowly lose her mind. Even though she tries her best to hip her friends to the situation, they ignore her until it's far too late. As of now, there's no word on what role Cera will play, though he has reportedly been learning how to speak Spanish for the movie.
Chilean writer/director Silva, whose 2009 film The Maid was nominated for a Golden Globe, is on both scripting and directing duties.
[Via Coming Soon]