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Jay Baruchel Joins Stephen King Film, FX Comedy Pilot

TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 10:  Actor Jay Baruchel attends the Variety Studio presented by Moroccanoil at Holt Renfrew during the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival on September 10, 2013 in Toronto, Canada.  (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Variety)

Looks like the thinking man's Michael Cera will be working overtime in 2014. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jay Baruchel has just landed a starring role in FX's upcoming comedy Man Seeking Woman and in the film adaptation of the Stephen King short story The Ten O'Clock People. Baruchel will star as a man who was recently dumped and a smoker whose anti-smoking medication allows him to see hideous secret realities respectively, which is to say there is a lot of overlap between the two roles, emotionally speaking.

Photo: Michael Buckner/2013 Getty Images