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The last time Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg played love interests - in 2009's Adventureland - there was magic, nostalgia, and warm fuzzies. Now, in their indie comedy reunion, American Ultra, the magic is back in the form of chemistry, but instead of a sweet love story, this is a bonkers secret-agent comedy about two stoners. Stewart and Eisenberg are the two almost-engaged stoners, whose tranquil life of chilling out is interrupted when it's discovered that Eisenberg's character, Mike, is actually a deadly undercover agent. It's much funnier and more ridiculous when you actually watch the trailer, and it has the bonus of costars Connie Britton, John Leguizamo, and Topher Grace, all of whom have memorable bits in this brief look. American Ultra was written by Chronicle's Max Landis and comes out Aug. 21, so check out the Nsfw trailer now. »
Update: The first red band trailer for American Ultra is now online. Check it out below. It's surprising with how topical and popular marijuana currently is (recreational use of it is now legal in multiple states!) that we don't see more stoner movies in theaters. That looks to be changing with the emergence of American Ultra, starring Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg as two stoners whose lives are uprooted when they learn the government wants to wipe them out. Of note: The film was written by fan-favorite Max Landis (Chronicle). Here are the movie's first two posters, along with an image. And in case you didn't think they'd be leaning into the stoner thing too much, well... American Ultra is due in theaters on August...
- Erik Davis
Mike (Eisenberg) and Phoebe’s (Stewart) small-town stoner existence is shaken to the core when Mike’s past comes back to haunt him. As a sleeper agent, he is activated by a mysterious government alliance (led by Connie Britton and Topher Grace) with the intent to wipe him out. Written by Chronicle-writer Max Landis, the movie co-stars John Leguizamo, Walton Goggins, Bill Pullman, and Tony Hale. Expect lots of laughs, explosions, and stoner comedy in the movie which rolls into theatres on August 21st.
As you could have guessed, this stoner flick contains mature subject matter and adult language, so watch the red band trailer at your own discretion (Nsfw). Scroll down to see two character posters for Eisenberg and Stewart below: »
- Rachel West
Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg take the D-Train back to Slackerville in a new red band trailer for their upcoming action-comedy “American Ultra.” They still possess the same old chemistry, but you gotta ask: What are they doing in a film like this? The Lionsgate film also stars Connie Britton, Topher Grace, John Leguizamo, Bill Pullman, Walton Goggins and Tony Hale. Max Landis (“Chronicle”) wrote the script and Nima Nourizadeh (“Project X”) directed. ...Read More »
The Nsfw trailer, replete with expletives and explosions, reveals that Eisenber’s stoner character is actually a secret agent who doesn’t realize he’s a secret agent until he becomes the target of a government operation to wipe him out.
“There’s nothing more dangerous than a stoned cold killer,” the trailer advises.
The studio acquired the project last year before shooting started in New Orleans with “Project X” director Nima Nourizadeh helming from a script by Max Landis. Stewart plays Eisenberg’s small-town girlfriend; Topher Grace and Connie Britton also star.
- Dave McNary
Recently, Heriochollywood hit up their official Instagram account to reveal this latest, official promo art pic for the upcoming "Batman s Superman: Dawn Of Justice" super hero/action flick, and it gives us new looks at an animated Wonder Woman holding her sword with her super lasso attached to her right side. They captioned the pic with: "Rt! Hot #Wonderwoman promo art from #BatmanvSuperman #GalGadot." The movie stars: Henry Cavill as Superman/Clark Kent and Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Ma Kent, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Ray Fisher as Cyborg ,and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince, Jeremy Irons,Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Holly Hunter ,and Scoot McNairy. It's still scheduled to show up in theaters, nationwide, on March 25th,2016. »
- Andre Braddox
This is no Adventureland. Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg team up again for American Ultra, a film that follows "activated" secret agent Eisenberg as he kills his way to protect his girlfriend (Stewart). Similar to their amusement park-based first film together, these two are still smoking and doing a heck of a lot of drugs. This time, however, they're not working at a theme park and instead are getting caught up in murder, espionage and other spy-filled activities. Sounds like a good time, right?! Not for these two! The first, Nsfw trailer, released by Yahoo, follows Mike and Phoebe as their lives—and relationship—hit a severely bumpy road as Mike discovers he's a sleeper »
I don’t think this is a sequel to Adventureland.
The first trailer for American Ultra is out and it stars Jesse Eisenberg as a stoner who finds out that he is a trained spy. The film also stars Kristen Stewart, Walton Goggins, Connie Britton, Bill Pullman, Topher Grace, and Tony Hale.
Directed by Project X helmer Nima Nourizadeh, this looks like it wants to fit into the absurd action/comedy genre that Pineapple Express, This is the End, and 21 Jump Street fit into. It didn’t seem like it was taking itself too seriously, and if it can find that right mood, it could work much like Pineapple Express did with Seth Rogen and James Franco.
The premise is a little absurd, but these two actors have shown chemistry together on Adventureland and this looks like a wild film that could work with the right tone.
American Ultra opens »
- Zach Dennis
Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart star as a marijuana-loving couple whose sleepy existence is upended when Us government agents begin hunting them.
Long-haired hippy Mike Howell (Eisenberg) can't figure out why he suddenly has the know-how to expertly kill trained agents, but he puts those skills to use when he goes on the run with his girlfriend Phoebe Larson (Kristen Stewart).
Eisenberg and Stewart will reunite again this summer to shoot a new comedy from acclaimed filmmaker Woody Allen.
American Ultra opens on August 21 in the Us and August 28 in the UK. »
“American Ultra” is the action movie every pothead has been waiting for. Jesse Eisenberg is Mike, an everyday stoner kid whose biggest worry in life was how to propose to his girlfriend Phoebe (Kristen Stewart). But everything changes for the pair when it’s revealed that Mike is a sleeper agent for the government now being hunted by other agents. It’s up to Mike to unlock his former spy training to protect himself and his future wife-to-be. Topher Grace (“That 70s Show”) and Connie Britton (“Nashville”) star as part of the force tracking Mike. Also Read: Connie Britton Replaces »
- Kathy Zerbib
The first trailer for director James Ponsoldt’s The End of the Tour released on Wednesday and offered our first look at Segel playing author David Foster Wallace. The film also stars Jesse Eisenberg, Anna Chlumsky, Mamie Gummer, Ron Livingston, Mickey Sumner, and Joan Cusack.
The film is about the five-day road trip that a young Rolling Stone writer (Eisenberg) ventured on when writing a profile on the famous, and semi-reclusive, media-shy novelist.
Ponsoldt has been on a roll lately with Smashed and The Spectacular Now and all the buzz from this movie is very positive with many people signaling Segel as a potential Best Actor nominee for next year’s Oscars.
Our own Lane Scarberry said that the film is “a quiet, »
- Zach Dennis
American Ultra is the weird stoner comedy action movie you didn't know you wanted to see. It's like Harold and Kumar crossed with Bourne and though it sounds like a disaster, it actually looks ridiculously fun.
Written by Max Landis (who previously impressed masses with Chronicle) and directed by Nima Nourizadeh (of Project X infamy), American Ultra stars the brilliantly cast Jesse Eisenberg as Mike, a stoner who also happens to be a sleeper operative for some government agency. Said agency tries to activate him but it doesn't work and the botched attempt does something to Mike and suddenly, he's tapping into skills he didn't know he had (and can't remember how he got). Now he and his girlfriend Phoebe (Kristen Stewart) find themselves on the run from the a [Continued ...] »
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Just when you thought you got your daily fix of Suicide Squad photos, Just Jared goes ahead and serves up what is arguably the best look at Ben Affleck’s Batsuit to date – well, Affleck’s stunt double, but it’s a good look nonetheless.
Showcasing The Caped Crusader latching on to Harley Quinn and The Joker’s supercar as it tears through the streets of Toronto, these images are slightly different from what we’ve seen before in that Margot Robbie’s unhinged femme fatale is riding shotgun. Of course, given that David Ayer’s superhero flick is very much in the early stages of production, the director could be experimenting with various takes of the same action sequence, particularly when you factor in those stills from last week that showcased Jared Leto’s street criminal pursuing Quinn in the same modified car.
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- Michael Briers
We got a couple of posters two weeks back, and now the first teaser trailer has arrived online for director Nima Nourizadeh’s upcoming comedy American Ultra, which reunites Adventureland stars Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart.
“American Ultra” is a fast-paced action comedy about Mike (Eisenberg), a seemingly hapless and unmotivated stoner whose small-town life with his live-in girlfriend, Phoebe (Stewart), is suddenly turned upside down. Unbeknownst to him, Mike is actually a highly trained, lethal sleeper agent. In the blink of an eye, as his secret past comes back to haunt him, Mike is thrust into the middle of a deadly government operation and is forced to summon his inner action-hero in order to survive.
American Ultra is set for release August 21st in the States and August 28th in the UK, and features a cast that also includes Connie Britton, Topher Grace, John Leguizamo, Bill Pullman, Walton Goggins and Tony Hale. »
- Gary Collinson
What do you get when you cross Jason Bourne with Pineapple Express? No, you do not get a Pineapple-shaped grenade. You get American Ultra, which finds Jesse Eisenberg as a stoner with a slightly violent past. Check out the trailer, which is restricted largely thanks to some sweary language from the likes of John Leguizamo and Topher Grace. The film, written by Chronicle/Victor Frankenstein’s Max Landis, finds Eisenberg as Mike Howell, an easy-going stoner content to work a boring job in a convenience store and live a happy life with girlfriend Phoebe (Kristen Stewart). He’s so settled that he’s about to propose to her, but then his life becomes very complicated. As in bullets flying and cars going boom complicated.Mike, you see, is a government asset, a trained killer who has been in sleeper mode, but is now considered a liability and targeted for termination. »
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- Christopher Campbell
Coming across like the love child of Pineapple Express and The Bourne Identity, the first Nsfw for action comedy has come our way, putting Jesse Eisenberg in the shoes of a highly trained CIA sleeper agent who has fallen deep into his cover of a go nowhere stoner. When the time has come to activate him, it sees his life and the life of his girlfriend (Kristen Stewart) put in serious danger . Written by Chronicle’s Max Landis and with Project X’s Nima Nourizadeh, American Ultra’s high concept (geddit?) shows a hell of a lot of promise as it gleefully subverts some of the usual action thriller cliches, and there are plenty of laughs to be had, especially from Topher Grace playing a pretty fun villain. Released: 21st August (U.S.)/ 28th August (Irl/U.K.) »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
I have seen the future of action-comedy… and its name is American Ultra. That may be a bit of an exaggeration, but there’s no getting past how smashing the first red-band trailer for the August pic really is. Starring Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart as stoners caught up in a government operation to wipe out Eisenberg’s seemingly hapless cashier, the movie looks like the pothead’s answer to Chuck (one of my favorite series of all time), with Eisenberg’s protagonist realizing he has built-in training that makes him a lethal weapon given the right circumstances.
I put it on my list of must-see movies this summer, and after watching the trailer above, maybe you can understand why.
- Isaac Feldberg
"He killed two operatives with a spoon." Roll those joints, then light 'em up, and get ready for a good time. Lionsgate has debuted a red band trailer for Nima Nourizadeh's American Ultra, from a script written by Max Landis, co-starring Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart as stoners and lovers. It turns out that Eisenberg, while living a peaceful pot head existence in a small town, is actually a trained secret agent (think Jason Bourne) and there's suddenly people out to eliminate him. The trailer starts out with a few conventional setups, but gets much bigger in the second half with crazy action. It gets good when he says "I keep killing people... and there's a chance I may be a robot." Topher Grace & John Leguizamo co-star. Here's the new red band trailer for Nima Nourizadeh's American Ultra, originally from Yahoo: A stoner and his girlfriend's sleepy, small-town »
- Alex Billington
The new red band trailer for American Ultra gives us a sneak peak at the new action-comedy from Nima Nourizadeh (Project X). American Ultra stars Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg and Connie Britton. »
- Jazz Tangcay
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