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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
Sometimes movies just pop up on the schedule out of nowhere. Sure, we all knew that “American Ultra” starring Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart was coming, but Lionsgate whipped out its August release date suddenly only a few weeks ago. No matter, the stoner-action comedy is on its way and it looks like a blast of fun energy. Here’s the official synopsis: 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. Read More: Jesse Eisenberg And Kristen Stewart »
- Edward Davis
Think of the most unlikely action hero ever and the name Jesse Eisenberg might come up. Which is exactly why the red band trailer for American Ultra is so surprising. Directed by Nima Nourizadeh (Project X) and written by Max Landis (Chronicle), American Ultra is about a young man (Eisenberg) who wants to propose to his girlfriend […]
- Germain Lussier
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
Today we have a restricted trailer for the upcoming "American Ultra" action comedy, starring Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart. Check it out below. Plot: 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. The new movie is directed by Nima Nourizadeh (Project X) from a script by Max Landis (Chronicle). It's set to hit theaters on August 21st. Trailer: »
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
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 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 ...] »
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
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.) »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (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
Lionsgate has released the first American Ultra red-band trailer for the upcoming-action comedy. Written by Chronicle scribe Max Landis and directed by Nima Nourizadeh (Project X), the story finds a stoner/sleeper agent (Jesse Eisenberg) and his girlfriend’s (Kristen Stewart) life disrupted when a government operation descends upon their small town with the aim of wiping the stoner out. You can really feel the high concept (no pun intended) of taking a traditional spy-action-thriller film and then trying to give it a twist of making the lead characters stoners, but thankfully this still comes off as an amusing film. Nourizadeh looks like he has a knack for action filmmaking, the jokes are solid, and Topher Grace is clearly having a good time chewing the scenery as the villain. Pineapple Express went over similar ground back in August 2008, and I wouldn't be surprised if American Ultra also found the same kind of success. »
- Matt Goldberg
Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart seem to have a good thing going. They paired up in "Adventureland," and this summer they'll shoot Woody Allen's next feature, but for their next project together, the duo are going for genre thrills. The first trailer for "American Ultra" has arrived. Directed by "Project X" helmer Nima Nourizadeh, which already guarantees a certain level of energy, the movie follows stoner and equally chill girlfriend, who find their lives turned upside down when his past comes back to haunt him in the form of a government operation set to wipe him out. Yikes. So a stoner/action/comedy/thriller? Okay, we're intrigued. Too bad the title "Adventureland" was already taken... Co-starring Walton Goggins, Connie Britton, Bill Pullman, Topher Grace, and Tony Hale, the film opens on August 21st. Watch below. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Lionsgate has released the first red-band trailer for the action comedy "American Ultra". Max Landis ("Chronicle") penned and Nima Nourizadeh ("Project X") helms the story of a stoner/sleeper agent (Jesse Eisenberg) and his girlfriend (Kristen Stewart) whose lives are disrupted when a government operation descends upon their small town with the aim of wiping the stoner out. Walton Goggins, Connie Britton, Bill Pullman, and Tony Hale also star in the film which opens August 21st.
- Garth Franklin
In an unsurprising move, a sequel to 2012.s Project X has been ordered because of the fact that the original made a ton of money off a nothing budget. But rather than breaking the mold with the title for the follow-up, those involved simply decided to name it Project Xx. Which, while pretty obvious, suggests that the raunchy comedy will pick-up right where the original left off. The Wrap were the first to report that the Todd Phillips-produced sequel is currently in pre-production. At the moment though we.re still not sure if either the film.s trifecta of stars (Thomas Mann, Oliver Cooper, and Jonathan Daniel Brown), its director Nima Nourizadeh, or its writing team of Matt Drake and Michael Bacall will return. However, the last details we had on the sequel suggested that Bacall had been asked to write a draft of the script. Project Xx has »
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