As production on the action-comedy American Ultra kicks off in New Orleans. Lionsgate is announcing some enticing new additions to the cast: Bill Pullman, Tony Hale and Sharon Stone. This trio joins an ensemble that already includes Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Topher Grace, John Leguizamo, and Walton Goggins.
Lionsgateís American Ultra will be kicking its production into action soon, and stars Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart wonít have to feel so alone as the only cast members. Uma Thurman has entered negotiations to take one of the sub-leads of the film, making this her first starring role in a feature since 2012ís Playing for Keeps.
American Ultra is set to be directed by Nima Nourizadeh, whose only other film was last yearís dismal party comedy caper Project X. Given that film was of the found footage variety, itíll be interesting to see what kind of a director Nourizadeh is in for a standard feature. The script was written by Max Landis, most famous for being the son of John Landis and for writing 2012ís small-scale superhero flick Chronicle.