Jesse Eisenberg, Melissa Leo And Tracy Morgan Team Up For Predisposed
Though only one of them walked away with a golden statue last night, Melissa Leo and Jesse Eisenberg have to be two of the hottest names going around Hollywood right now. Leo, of course, just won the Oscar for her portrayal as an overbearing mother in David O. Russell's The Fighter and Eisenberg stunned audiences with his performance as Mark Zuckerberg in David Fincher's The Social Network. But now we have a story that is full of wonderful Academy synergy.
Vulture is reporting from an unnamed source that both actors and Tracy Morgan have signed on to star in Predisposed. Based on a short film by Philip Dorling and Ron Nyswaner made in 2009 with Leo, the comedy is about a drug-addicted mother and her and is set on the day that she will be going to rehab and that he will be interviewing for Julliard. In another storyline, Morgan will play a drug-dealer named Sprinkles (yes, Sprinkles) who sparks a rivalry with another drug-dealer who has yet to be cast. Dorling directed the original short, but Nyswaner will be helming this project. The film is scheduled to start production this summer.
While Tracy Morgan's movie record does leave me a bit uneasy, I'm compelled to build a time machine just so that I can see Leo and Eisenberg square off sooner than later. Both are immensely talented and I can only imagine how great it will be to see them play off of each other. Could be pure movie magic.
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