SHIA LABEOUF VS. MICHAEL CERA FOR ZUCKERBERG TITLE
CNET reports that casting is well underway for a movie about the origins of Facebook. Among the actors being eyeballed to play Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg are Michael Cera and Shia LaBeouf. Michael and Shia aren't the only ones being considered for the role, and it's not even clear if either of them would take it.
According to CNET's source, Cera is the top choice because audiences find him "likable." And because Zuckerberg's character will probably be portrayed as an unfavorable obnoxious nerd, Cera could could probably garner a little more sympathy.
Even thought I think Shia would do much better at playing the role of obnoxious nerd, I gag at the thought of him taking the part. The movie will flop! And I'm glad to see Shia agrees!