Miguel Arteta’s Directing Youth in Revolt

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Miguel Arteta is in final negotiations to direct Superbad and Juno star Michael Cera in the Dimension Films comedy Youth in Revolt.

In what likely will be Arteta’s first feature in six years, Cera will play Nick Twisp, a smart, sexually obsessed teen living in a world of moronic adults. The project, produced by David Permut (Charlie Bartlett), is based on C.D. Payne’s self-published novel. Gustin Nash adapted the book for the screen.

Arteta’s most recent feature was the 2002 comedy drama The Good Girl, starring Jennifer Aniston as a small-town woman in a dead-end job.