Apr 16, 2014

Tradecraft: Spy Comedy American Ultra Assembles Eclectic Cast

This one sounds very intriguing to me. Deadline reports that Lionsgate has lined up Jesse Eisenberg (Now You See Me, The Social Network), Kristen Stewart (Jumper, Twilight), Walton Goggins (The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy), Bill Pullman (Torchwood, The Equalizer), Topher Grace (The Double), Sharon Stone (Agent X), John Leguizamo (Executive Decision) and Tony Hale (Chuck, Veep) for an action-comedy called American Ultra. According to the trade, Eisenberg plays "a stoner slacker whose secret past as a highly-trained sleeper agent upturns his small-town life with girlfriend (Kristen Stewart) as he’s thrust into a covert government operation." A stoner spy comedy? I like it! That's something a bit different. Nima Nourizadeh (Project X) is directing, from a script by Max Landis (Chronicle). Filming kicked off this week.

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