Alia Shawkat (“Whip It”) will star opposite Ed Helms in “Cedar Rapids,” an Alexander Payne-produced comedy to be directed by Miguel Arteta. “Cedar Rapids” was written by Phil Johnston, who developed it with Helms. Payne is producing with Jim Burke and Jim Taylor through their Ad Hominem Enterprises banner.

Shawkat was recently seen in “Amreeka” and wrapped a co-starring role in “The Runaways,” opposite Kristen Stewart.

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