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Cera to play himself in indie drama

Michael Cera is reportedly set to play himself in an indie drama, written and directed by Mark Webber.

The Scott Pilgrim Vs The World star will appear as a "heightened version of himself", alongside Amanda Seyfried, Shannyn Sossamon and Jason Ritter, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The as-yet-untitled movie, currently in production in Los Angeles, will focus on a struggling single dad (played by Mark) and his relationship with his two-year-old son - who will be portrayed by Mark's own son of the same age.

"That's the crux of the film. After spending so much time with my son being a father, I became obsessed with the idea of showing the most authentic father-son dynamic on screen," Mark told The Hollywood Reporter.

"It's been really cool and eye-opening to limit the exposure to my son but create the scenes and moments that seem realistically uncomfortable."

The celebrities are his real friends. Mark, whose biggest screen credit is a small role in Scott Pilgrim Vs The World, said: "I'm getting them to show a real side of who they are and smash that up with people's expectations of celebrity."

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