Yesterday we told you how David Fincher (Fight Club, Se7en) was in advanced talks to direct a movie based on Facebook – or, for that matter, how Facebook came to be. Not even 24 hours later and already a couple names have cropped up with regards to playing Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, who, back in 2004, launched the social networking site from his college dorm room.
CNET News now says that an "entertainment industry source" told them that both Michael Cera and Shia LaBeouf are at the top of the go-to list to play Zuckerberg in the upcoming film. Naturally we'd expect their names to be in the running because, well, they're two of the hottest twenty-something actors working today. Not only that, but both dudes kinda look like Zuckerberg, with LaBeouf slightly winning in a comparison contest.
That said, both boys have very different acting styles; Cera is passive and quiet, while LaBeouf is aggressive and sharp. Perhaps the perfect on-screen Zuckerberg will feature a combination of the two, and then you cast someone like up-and-comer Jesse Eisenberg.
What do you think, folks? LaBeouf, Cera or someone else?