BREAKING MOVIE NEWS
It was back in 2009 that Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart first joined forces on the big screen, playing male and female leads in Greg Mottola’s Adventureland. After a number of years apart, now the two actors are coming back together, but this time around they’re dodging bullets and kicking all kinds of ass.
Jessie Eisenberg is a stoned-cold killer in the first American Ultra trailer -- emphasis on the stoned.
In true stoner fashion, the upcoming cannabis-centric cinematic slacker project, American Ultra missed a more apropos 4/20 unveiling of material by nearly a month. However, more details about its plot, as well as the very first images from the film have finally been revealed.
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.
Lionsgate’s American Ultra will be kicking its production into action soon, and stars Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart won’t 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 2012’s Playing for Keeps.
American Ultra is set to be directed by Nima Nourizadeh, whose only other film was last year’s dismal party comedy caper Project X. Given that film was of the found footage variety, it’ll 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 2012’s small-scale superhero flick Chronicle.