Jesse Eisenberg, Michael Cera

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"People always ask me if I thought of Michael Cera before Jesse, and the truth is I was a fan of Jesse's already. He was the first person I thought of because he's a New Yorker and is more neurotic than Michael and felt more like [the character]. Michael is brilliant; he would have been great. My one concern with Jesse was that he had done Squid and the Whale and there was some overlap with the characters, but I thought I can live with the comparisons because I think it's a great movie."

Adventureland director Greg Mottola on casting Jesse Eisenberg as the lead in his flick. We absolutely adore Michael Cera and are stoked to see him in the upcoming Arrested Development flick next year, but wasn't he kind of a boy diva about signing onto the series that made him in the first place? We're excited to see a loveable new kid in town, 'cause after meeting Jesse, we know he's up to the loveable geek heartthrob challenge

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