I'm biased as hell, but I honestly think Edgar Wright has aced every casting decision on SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD. Just this week, we learned (via HitFix's Gregory Ellwood) that Kieran Culkin will be joining Michael Cera (Scott) and Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Ramona) as the title character's gay roommate, Wallace. Now, we can confirm one of Ramona's Evil Exes.
How does Chris Evans as skateboarder/movie star Lucas Lee strike you?
For a younger Jason Lee type (which is what the character obviously needs to be), I really don't think Edgar could've done better than this. Evans was a perfect Johnny Storm in those unfortunate FANTASTIC FOUR movies, and took a huge step forward as an actor in Danny Boyle's SUNSHINE. Playing a parody of a pretty boy actor type? This is right square in his wheelhouse. He's going to kill this.
I spoke with Evans the other day (for the upcoming PUSH), and he was incredibly enthusiastic about joining Edgar and the gang up in Toronto. I've completely avoided the script for this, so I'm not entirely sure which boyfriends are left to cast. Here's hoping there's a part for Craig Wasson.
And if you're wondering who's playing Knives Chau, here's an incriminating photograph of Ms. Ellen Wong.