Exes mark spots in 'Pilgrim'

Evans, Routh, Larson, others join ensemble of Uni's graphic novel pic

Chris Evans, Brandon Routh and Brie Larson have joined the cast of "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World," Edgar Wright's adaptation of the cult favorite Oni Press graphic novels for Universal.

"Pilgrim" centers on young slacker Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera), who meets the woman of his dreams (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) but finds he can win her heart only by battling and defeating her seven evil ex-boyfriends — well, one's a woman.

The books, by Bryan Lee O'Malley, feature romance, teen angst and fantastical action involving a large supporting cast. The fifth installment in the book series will be published next month.

Evans plays evil boyfriend No. 2, Lucas Lee, a pro skateboarder-turned-movie star, while Routh plays the third, Todd Ingram, a rocker with vegan psychic powers.

Larson plays Pilgrim's ex- girlfriend Envy Adams, for whom he still has feelings.

Also joining the pic, which will shoot in Toronto, are Mae Whitman as Roxy Richter, the fourth ex, a woman who is half-ninja; Ellen Wong as Knives Chau, who Pilgrim is dating when he meets his dream girl; and Anna Kendrick as Pilgrim's sister.

Mark Webber, Alison Pill, Johnny Simmons, Aubrey Plaza and Satya Bhabha round out the cast.

Marc Platt, Eric Gitter, Nira Park and Wright are producing. Wright wrote the screenplay with Michael Bacall.

Ronaldo Vasconcellos and Miles Dale are exec producing.

Evans, repped by CAA and 3 Arts, is known for the "Fantastic Four" movies and next appears in the Summit release "Push." Routh, repped by UTA and Main Title, is coming off a comic turn in "Zack and Miri Make a Porno."

Larson, repped by Gersh and Station Three, plays Toni Collette's daughter on Showtime's "United States of Tara," while Kendrick, repped by APA and Artistry Management, will star in Jason Reitman's "Up in the Air." (partialdiff)