Shia LaBeouf and Michael Cera: Facing Off for Facebook Movie?

By: Celebuzz / June 24, 2009

Uh-oh, looks like we got a good, old-fashioned Hollywood casting showdown a-brewing.

CNET reports that casting for the upcoming film The Social Network—which will chronicle the rise of Facebook—is starting to shape up, and both Shia LaBeouf and Michael Cera are being considered for the role of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

CNET’s source says that Superbad actor Cera currently has the inside edge, because his overall likability would make audiences more sympathetic to the Zuckerberg character. (What; are there people in the world who don’t find Shia LaBeouf likable?)

The script for the movie, which is based on Ben Mezrich‘s upcoming book The Accidental Billionaires, was written by West Wing guru Aaron Sorkin. Actor Kevin Spacey is among the movie’s producers.

Time will tell whether Cera or LaBeouf get the role—if the producers don’t decide to go with someone else altogether.

In the meantime, have your say in the comments section: Who do you think is better suited for the part?