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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
In addition to Steve’s on-set interview with stars Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg, Lionsgate has provided us with a trio of new images and two trippy posters from the action-comedy American Ultra to share with our readers today. Written by Chronicle scribe Max Landis and directed by Nima Nourizadeh (Project X), the film revolves around a stoner (Eisenberg) and his girlfriend (Stewart) who find their lives disrupted when a government operation descends upon their small town with the aim of wiping the stoner out, who is in fact a sleeper agent. The excellent first trailer and these new images certainly play up the fact that Eisenberg and Stewart’s characters get very bruised and bloodied over the course of the film, and indeed we saw in the trailer that the actors weren’t afraid to get their hands dirty. Additionally, the posters play up the film's stoner vibe. Check »
- Adam Chitwood
When director Nima Nourizadeh’s (Project X) action-comedy American Ultra was filming in New Orleans in May last year, I got to visit the set with a few other reporters. Written by Chronicle scribe Max Landis, the story finds a stoner/sleeper agent (Jesse Eisenberg) and his girlfriend’s (Kristen Stewart) life are disrupted when a government operation descends upon their small town with the aim of wiping the stoner out. This is the first time Eisenberg and Stewart have worked together since Greg Mottola’s underrated coming-of-age drama, Adventureland. American Ultra also stars Walton Goggins, Connie Britton, Bill Pullman, Topher Grace and Tony Hale. While on set I got to watch some filming and talk to most of the cast and filmmakers. In the coming weeks I’ll have a lot more on the cool-looking film, but for now I wanted to share the on set interview with Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart. »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg are a couple in love -- and possibly death. I'm on the set of "American Ultra," the Max Landis-scripted, Nima Nourizadeh-directed comedic action film that stars Stewart and Eisenberg as Phoebe and Mike, a slacker couple being pursued by heavily-armed contract killers. The reason? Mike is in fact a highly-trained government agent (with amnesia!) who's been marked as a "liability" and targeted for assassination. We get to see some of the action go down on the film's New Orleans set, a warehouse that's been partially converted into a small-town grocery store. When we arrive they're in the midst of shooting a fight scene that sees Mike engaging in brutal, bloody battle with a number of enemies through aisles labeled "Fresh Produce," "Electronics," "Chips" and "Cleaning Products." In one corner of the warehouse, a giant green screen has been set up that in post »
- Chris Eggertsen
The cast of "That '70s Show" just can't quit each other.
First, Ashton Kutcher married his on-screen love interest, Mila Kunis (after years of being just friend). Now, he's reuniting with Danny Masterson for a new, original Netflix sitcom titled "The Ranch."
Deadline reports that the streaming service is close to finalizing a deal for the multi-camera comedy, which comes from "Two and a Half Men" co-showrunners Don Reo and Jim Patterson. That re-teams the duo with Kutcher, who starred on the CBS sitcom in its last four seasons.
In "The Ranch," Kutcher's character, a retired semi-pro football player, returns to his titular Colorado home to help his brother (Masterson) run the family business.
This is Netflix's second multi-cam sitcom after "Fuller House," the "Full House" sequel. "The Ranch" will also follow a slightly different streaming model than most other Netflix shows: It will release 20 episodes a year, in two batches. »
- Kelly Woo
Playing It Cool is another installment in the slowly-growing sub-genre of rom-coms that aim to despise themselves. Chris Evans stars as a screenwriter who has managed to get hired for his worst nightmare, writing a romantic comedy.
Billed only as The Narrator (or Me in the official synopsis below), Evans is a man convinced that love doesn’t exist, which obviously leads to his believing that rom-coms are inherently stupid. Even if love were out there – he’s willing to concede that it’s a popular idea – the genre doesn’t show anything that relates to real life.
Then he meets Her (Michelle Monaghan) at a fundraising event, and finds that he can’t stop thinking about her. In a twist that has our man shaking his fist at the world, he now finds himself rolling through the cliches of the genre he can’t stand, and still has to write. »
- Marc Eastman
Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart join forces again in a new kind of ‘Adventureland’ – this time with Eisenberg as an ultimate secret agent stoner who unknowingly becomes the ultimate target for the American Government.
Written by Max Landis (Chronicle) and directed by Nima Nourizadeh (Project X), American Ultra tells the story of 24-hour convenience store clerk Mike (Eisenberg) who, on the eve of proposing to his stoner girlfriend Phoebe (Stewart), is waylaid by a woman called Victoria (Connie Britton) who activates Mike’s killer instincts.
Realising Mike is a liability, the American Government set out to eliminate the stoned cold killer. When Phoebe is kidnapped, Mike turns into a one man killing machine to save her.
American Ultra opens in UK cinemas on August 28.
- Sacha Hall
Before Jesse Eisenberg is seen head shaved and ready to take down superheroes within the DC universe in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, he dons the long locks with Kristen Stewart as they embrace their inner stoner assassins with Nima Nourizadeh's (Project X) late summer action-comedy American Ultra. To see the Adventureland couple reunite on screen before they buddy up again in Woody Allen's next project, the first trailers, one red band, the other green, have come online. American Ultra has an admittedly fun concept, although the most interesting aspect of this project, at least to me, is that it comes from Max Landis's pen. I didn't even know this was the case until I looked up the film's details, though. Also starring John Leguizamo, Connie Britton and Topher Grace, it centers on a young stoner (Eisenberg) set to be engaged to his fellow stoner girlfriend »
- Will Ashton
Photo Credit: Alan Markfield
American Ultra is a fast-paced action comedy about Mike (Jesse Eisenberg), a seemingly hapless and unmotivated stoner whose small-town life with his live-in girlfriend, Phoebe (Kristen 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.
- Michelle McCue
"Adventureland" co-stars Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg must be high -- really high -- on pretending they're in love, since they're back at it in "American Ultra." A new red band trailer was just release and it's pretty trippy, with Eisenberg playing a "stoned cold killer" (groan!) with Stewart as his girlfriend. It actually looks much better than it probably should, and since it co-stars Connie Britton, Topher Grace, Walton Goggins, Bill Pullman, Tony Hale, and a bunch of other random people we'd never expect to see in a stoner comedy, we're down for a viewing.
If you're wondering what makes this a red band trailer, there are a few f-bombs, mention of a titty bar, and of course drug talk. Check it out:
Got the munchies yet? "American Ultra" opens August 21.
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- Gina Carbone
Sneak Peek the new 'red band' restricted trailer supporting the action comedy feature "American Ultra", written by Max Landis and directed by Nima Nourizadeh, starring Jesse Eisenberg ("Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice") and Kristen Stewart ("The Twilight Saga") , opening August 21, 2015:
"...a stoner and his girlfriend's sleepy, small-town existence is disrupted when his past comes back to haunt him in the form of a government operation set to wipe him out..."
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "American Ultra"...
- Michael Stevens
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. »
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
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
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 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. Yet it’ll take more »
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