Michael Cera to Make ‘Magic Magic’ with Juno Temple

Michael CeraMichael Cera has magic in his family. If memory serves, he’s got an uncle who is well-versed in the art of illusions. So Magic Magic seems like a viable choice for the newly moustached leading man. Cera’s Year One co-star Juno Temple is on board as the central character of what looks to be a haunting but quite interesting film, which has been picked up by Sony and will begin shooting this spring.

The Hollywood Reporter says Temple plays a young lady whose vacation through Chile is darkened when she gradually begins to lose grip with reality. Cera plays an American-born Chilean with whom she comes into contact during her travels and her slip into madness. Primarily a thriller, the movie embraces dark comedy and human drama to tell this unsettling story of a girl at war with her own mind.

Director Sebastian Silva, the prodigy behind The Maid, is working his whats-the-word with Magic Magic. Also cast are Emily Browning and Catalina Sandino Moreno.

Staff editor Michael Arbeiter’s natural state of being can best be described as “mild panic attack.” His earliest memories of growing up in Queens, New York, involve nighttime conversations with a voice from his bedroom wall (the jury’s still out on what that was all about) and a love for classic television that spawned from the very first time he was allowed to watch “The Munsters.” Attending college at SUNY Binghamton, a 20-year-old Michael learned two things: that he could center his future on this love for TV and movies, and that dragons never actually existed — he was kind of late in the game on that one.