The Hollywood Reporter says that Brandon Routh (Superman Returns) and Brie Larson (“United States of Tara”) have joined the cast of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Edgar Wright’s adaptation of the cult favorite Oni Press graphic novels for Universal.
“Pilgrim” centers on young slacker Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera), who meets the woman of his dreams (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) but finds he can win her heart only by battling and defeating her seven evil ex-boyfriends.
The books, by Bryan Lee O’Malley, feature romance, teen angst and plenty of fantastical action involving a large supporting cast. The fifth installment of the book series will be published in February.
Chris Evans plays evil boyfriend No. 2, Lucas Lee, a pro skateboarder-turned-movie star, while Routh plays the third evil boyfriend, Todd Ingram, a rocker with vegan psychic powers.
Larson plays Pilgrim’s ex-girlfriend, Envy Adams, for whom he still has feelings.
Also joining the film, which will shoot Toronto, are Mae Whitman (“Tinker Bell,” “Avatar: The Last Airbender”) as Roxy Richter, the fourth ex, a female who is half-ninja; Ellen Wong as Knives Chau, who Pilgrim is dating when he meets his dream girl; and Anna Kendrick (Twilight) as Pilgrim’s sister.
Mark Webber plays Stephen Stills, a member of Pilgrim’s rock band. Alison Pill is the band’s drummer and Johnny Simmons is Young Neil, the band’s biggest fan. Aubrey Plaza plays Webber’s on-again off-again girlfriend.
Satya Bhabha plays an ex-boyfriend who can summon demon hipster girls at will.
Marc Platt, Eric Gitter, Nira Park and Wright are producing. Wright wrote the screenplay with Michael Bacall. Ronaldo Vasconcellos and Miles Dale are executive producing.