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Sharon Stone Joins ‘American Ultra’

4 hours ago | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Hollywood heavyweight Sharon Stone has joined the cast of action comedy American Ultra.

Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) stars as Mike, a hapless, lazy stoner, happy with his boring life with girlfriend Phoebe (Kristen Stewart – Twilight). However, unknown to Mike and everyone around him he’s actually a secret agent. When his past flashes before his eyes the realities of the responsibility of his power surface, especially when he’s called in to support a deadly government operation. Co-starring Topher Grace (That ’70s Show), John Leguizamo (Kick-ass 2), Tony Hale (Arrested Development), Bill Pullman (Independence Day) and Walton Goggins (Django Unchained), Stone joins the cast as Victoria Lasseter.

With Nima Nourizadeh (Project X) directing and Max Landis (Chronicle) behind the script this could go either way – brilliantly witty and action-packed…or a little lacklustre. We’ll have to wait and see.

American Ultra is already in production. It currently has »

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Sharon Stone Heads For American Ultra

13 hours ago | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Sometimes when casting rumours emerge, everything works out: deals are struck, hands shook and ink hits paper. Other times, such as with recent indications that Uma Thurman would join action comedy American Ultra, events simply don’t go that way. So now we have Sharon Stone taking on the role instead.American Ultra, which will find Project X's Nima Nourizadeh directing a Max Landis script, follows what happens when a small-town stoner called Mike (Jesse Eisenberg) discovers that he’s not quite the man he thinks he is. Happily living an unmotivated life with his girlfriend Phoebe, Mike suddenly learns that he’s not simply a joint-happy slacker; he is, in fact, a highly trained, sharp-shooting, fist-flinging sleeper.Of course, upon learning that he’s essentially Bourne with a bong, Mike’s life is instantly in danger and he’s forced to summon all his sublimated skills to survive. »

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Sharon Stone Replaces Uma Thurman in 'American Ultra'

14 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just one day after production officially started on the Lionsgate action-comedy American Ultra, Sharon Stone has joined the cast, replacing Uma Thurman.

We reported last month that Uma Thurman was in talks to play a government agent who creates a top-secret program that trains sleeper agents, but now Sharon Stone will portray this character, named Victoria Lasseter. Jesse Eisenberg stars as Mike, a lazy stoner who learns the he is actually a highly-trained assassin within this program, as he must summon his inner hero to survive a deadly operation. Kristen Stewart plays his live-in girlfriend, with Topher Grace, Tony Hale, John Leguizamo, Bill Pullman and Walton Goggins starring in unspecified roles.

Nima Nourizadeh (Project X) is directing from a screenplay by Max Landis, with Anthony Bregman, Kevin Scott Frakes, Raj Brinder Singh, David Alpert and Britton Rizzio producing.

Sharon Stone will next be seen in Fading Gigolo, which opens in theaters this weekend. »

- MovieWeb

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Sharon Stone, Bill Pullman And Tony Hale Join American Ultra

15 hours ago | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

I think that there’s a rule in Hollywood that movies that start with the word “American” must have amazing ensemble casts (see: American Hustle, American Beauty, American Pie, American Gangster, American Graffiti). This week, the action-comedy American Ultra adds three new members to an already bustling line-up: Sharon Stone, Bill Pullman and Arrested Development‘s Tony Hale. They join Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Justified‘s Walton Goggins, Topher Grace and John Leguizamo in a film for Project X director Nima Nourizadeh.

The low-budget Lionsgate movie, picked up for a cool $7 million in March, stars Eisenberg as Mike, a stoner and slacker living in a small town whose past as a highly-trained secret agent comes back to interfere with his new, quieter existence. He becomes the target of a top secret government operation, which naturally does not sit well with his girlfriend, Phoebe (played by Eisenberg’s Adventureland co-star, Stewart »

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Sharon Stone Joins Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg in ‘American Ultra’ (Exclusive)

18 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Oscar-nominated actress Sharon Stone is set to join Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart in Lionsgate's action-comedy “American Ultra,” TheWrap has learned. Stone takes over the role that Uma Thurman had been rumored for in the film, which Nima Nourizadeh (“Project X”) is directing from a script by Max Landis (“Chronicle”). Also read: Sharon Stone Re-Creates ‘Basic Instinct’ Leg Cross on ‘Conan’ (Video) Eisenberg stars as Mike, 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 a government program created. »

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Sharon Stone Boards Action Comedy American Ultra

23 hours ago | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

With production having started just yesterday in New Orleans, Lionsgate's action comedy American Ultra has added Sharon Stone to its ensemble cast. She'll play a character named Victoria Lasseter. Directed by Nima Nourizadeh ( Project X ) and written by Max Landis ( Chronicle ), American Ultra also stars Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Topher Grace, Tony Hale, John Leguizamo, Bill Pullman and Walton Goggins. 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, »

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Bill Pullman & Tony Hale join Jesse Eisenberg's action comedy American Ultra

15 April 2014 3:14 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

The action comedy American Ultra from Project X director Nima Nourizadeh started production yesterday in New Orleans, and Deadline is reporting two actors have joined the cast at the last minute. The site has learned Bill Pullman and Arrested Development star Tony Hale have signed on for American Ultra. American Ultra also stars Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Topher Grace, John Leguizamo and Walton Goggins, and the script comes from Chronicle scribe Max Landis. Eisenberg will play »

- Jesse Giroux

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"American Ultra" Goes Into Production

14 April 2014 8:45 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Production is set to begin today in New Orleans on the Lionsgate action comedy film American Ultra. Directed by Nima Nourizadeh (Project X) and written by Max Landis (Chronicle), the film stars Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Topher Grace, Tony Hale, John Leguizamo, Bill Pullman and Walton Goggins.

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.

A PalmStar/Likely Story/Circle of Confusion production, the film is produced by Anthony Bregman, Kevin Frakes, Raj Brinder Singh, David Alpert and Britton Rizzio, »

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Casting Net: Brad Pitt may star in Stanley McChrystal pic; Plus, Helen Mirren, more

14 April 2014 5:44 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Brad Pitt has signed on to produce and possibly star in The Operators, which chronicles the rise and fall of General Stanley McChrystal during his time as commander of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan. David Michôd (Animal Kingdom, The Rover) will direct and write the script based on the late Michael Hastings’ book The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan. [Deadline]

Helen Mirren (The Queen) is in talks to star in the Dalton Trumbo biopic Trumbo, starring Bryan Cranston as the blacklisted screenwriter. Mirren would play his wife in the Jay Roach-directed pic. »

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'American Ultra' with Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart Begins Production

14 April 2014 4:03 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Production is set to begin today in New Orleans on the Lionsgate action comedy film American Ultra. Directed by Nima Nourizadeh (Project X) and written by Max Landis (Chronicle and the upcoming Frankenstein), the film stars Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Topher Grace, Tony Hale, John Leguizamo, Bill Pullman and Walton Goggins. A PalmStar/Likely Story/Circle of Confusion production, the film is produced by Anthony Bregman (Begin Again and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), Kevin Scott Frakes, Raj Brinder Singh, David Alpert (The Walking Dead) and Britton Rizzio, with Ray Angelic as executive producer. Jason Constantine, President of Acquisitions and Co-Productions and Eda Kowan, Svp of Acquisitions, will oversee the project on behalf of Lionsgate. FilmNation Entertainment is handling international sales.

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. »

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Production Begins on Action/Comedy Film American Ultra

14 April 2014 1:23 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Today Lionsgate announced that production has begun on a new film that isn't based on some young adult novel!  Cameras are now rolling on American Ultra and the studios have issued a press release announcing new additions to the cast and details on the plot.  Come inside to check out the press release! 

Production is set to begin today in New Orleans on the Lionsgate (NYSE: Lgf) action comedy film “American Ultra.” Directed by Nima Nourizadeh (“Project X”) and written by Max Landis (“Chronicle” and the upcoming “Frankenstein”), the film stars Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Topher Grace, Tony Hale, John Leguizamo, Bill Pullman and Walton Goggins.   A PalmStar/Likely Story/Circle of Confusion production, the film is produced by Anthony Bregman (“Begin Again”  and “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”), Kevin Frakes, Raj Brinder Singh, David Alpert (“The Walking Dead”) and Britton Rizzio, with Ray Angelic as executive producer.  Jason Constantine, »

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Kristen Stewart stoner action-comedy 'American Ultra' begins filming

14 April 2014 1:04 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg are springing into action. "American Ultra," the "fast-paced action comedy" in which Eisenberg and Stewart will star as an "unmotivated stoner"/"lethal sleeper agent" and his live-in girlfriend, has officially started filming in New Orleans, Lionsgate announced today. Also starring Topher Grace, Tony Hale, John Leguizamo, Bill Pullman and Walton Goggins, the Max Landis-penned film is being directed by Nima Nourizadeh ("Project X"). Here's the official plot 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 »

- Chris Eggertsen

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“American Ultra” – Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg

14 April 2014 1:03 PM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Production is getting under way in New Orleans on the Lionsgate action comedy “American Ultra” starring Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart. Directed by Nima Nourizadeh (“Project X”) and written by Max Landis (“Chronicle”), the story revolves around a seemingly hapless and unmotivated stoner (Eisenberg) whose small-town life with his live-in girlfriend (Stewart) is suddenly turned upside down when he discovers that he has a secret past as a highly trained, lethal sleeper agent. In the blink of an eye, he is forced to summon his inner action-hero in order to survive. The cast also includes Topher Grace, Tony Hale, John Leguizamo, Bill Pullman and Walton Goggins. A PalmStar/Likely Story/Circle of Confusion production, the film is produced by Anthony Bregman (“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”), Kevin Frakes, Raj Brinder Singh, David Alpert (“The Walking Dead”) and Britton Rizzio, with Ray Angelic as executive producer. »

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Bill Pullman, Tony Hale Join Kristen Stewart-Jesse Eisenberg’s ‘American Ultra’

14 April 2014 11:46 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Bill Pullman and Tony Hale have joined the cast of Lionsgate’s action-comedy “American Ultra,” starring Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart.

Production began Monday in New Orleans. Topher Grace, John Leguizamo and Walton Goggins also star.

Production companies are PalmStar, Likely Story and Circle of Confusion; producers are Anthony Bregman, Kevin Frakes, Raj Brinder Singh, David Alpert (“The Walking Dead”) and Britton Rizzio, with Ray Angelic as executive producer.

Lionsgate’s Jason Constantine is overseeing. FilmNation Entertainment is handling international sales.

Eisenberg stars as a hapless and unmotivated stoner whose small-town life with his live-in girlfriend (played by Stewart), is suddenly turned upside down as his secret past as a sleeper agent comes back to haunt him.

Nima Nourizadeh (“Project X”) is directing from a script by Max Landis (“Chronicle”).

 

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Principal Photography Begins on American Ultra Starring Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart; Bill Pullman and Tony Hale Join Cast

14 April 2014 11:36 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Lionsgate has sent out a press release announcing the start of principal photography on Nima Nourizadeh's action comedy American UltraJesse Eisenberg stars as “an unmotivated stoner named Mike, who lives with his girlfriend Phoebe (Kristen Stewart), in a small, sleepy town. One night, their lives take an unexpected turn when Mike’s past comes back to haunt him, and he becomes the target of a government operation set to wipe him out."  The press release also notes that Bill Pullman (Independence Day) and Tony Hale (Arrested Development) have joined the solid supporting cast, which also includes Topher Grace, John Leguizamo, and Walton Goggins. Hit the jump to check out the press release. Here's the press release: Principal Photography Begins On “American UltraBill Pullman And Tony Hale Join Cast Santa Monica, CA (April 14, 2014) – Production is set to begin today in New Orleans on the Lionsgate (NYSE: Lgf) action comedy film “American Ultra. »

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Production Begins on America Ultra, Starring Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg

14 April 2014 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Production is set to begin today in New Orleans on the Lionsgate action comedy film American Ultra . Directed by Nima Nourizadeh ( Project X ) and written by Max Landis ( Chronicle ), the film stars Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Topher Grace, Tony Hale, John Leguizamo, Bill Pullman and Walton Goggins. 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 »

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Exclusive: Thomas Mann and Taylor Spreitler Check Into the Amityville House

4 April 2014 11:04 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

More casting news for Dimension's brand new take on an enduring horror franchise, simply titled Amityville, has landed on our desks; and we figured we'd share it with you before anyone else does!

Thomas Mann (pictured; Project X) and Taylor Spreitler ("Melissa & Joey") are the latest to be cast in the film, which began shooting in Los Angeles this week.

They join the previously announced Jennifer Jason Leigh, McKenna Grace, Bella Throne, and Cameron Monaghan. Leigh stars as lead character Joan, a single mother who moves her three kids into the Amityville house, which of course has a very dark history.

Maniac remake helmer Franck Khalfoun directs.

Dimension had planned on reigniting the popular horror franchise using a found-footage angle, but that idea has been dropped as the format appears to have fallen out of favor with discerning genre fans. Amityville is scheduled for release on January 2, 2015.

Daniel Farrands and »

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Gallienne’s ‘Mum’ and Lelouch’s ‘Bastard’ Among French Pic Premieres at Colcoa Fest

1 April 2014 6:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Angelenos will have a chance to discover Guillaume Gallienne’s “Me, Myself and Mum” — the film that beat “Blue Is the Warmest Color” to win the French industry’s top prize, the Cesar — and 40 other Gallic pics at this year’s City of Lights, City of Angels festival, unspooling April 21-28 at L.A.’s Directors Guild Theater.

Now in its 18th year, the premiere-powered showcase serves up a mix of new talent and old masters, including the latest from Oscar winner Claude Lelouch (“A Man and a Woman”), whose “We Love You, You Bastard” will open the event. This year’s edition also boasts new features from Francois Ozon (“Young and Beautiful”), Catherine Breillat (“Abuse of Weakness”), Francois Dupeyron (“One of a Kind”), Paris-based Roman Polanski (“Venus in Fur”) and Cedric Klapisch (“Chinese Puzzle”), the subject of an in-depth Focus on a Filmmaker spotlight on April 24. Klapisch’s producer, »

- Peter Debruge

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Topher Grace Added To The Cast Of American Ultra

1 April 2014 5:02 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The cast of the buzzy American Ultra continues to grow today as Deadline reports that Topher Grace has joined Lionsgate’s upcoming comedy. Set to star Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart, with Walton Goggins and Uma Thurman signed on to co-star, the film was picked up earlier this year for a whopping $7M. That, combined with a script from Max Landis (Chronicle), leads us to believe that American Ultra is definitely a project worth keeping an eye on.

Behind the camera for this outing will be Nima Nourizadeh, who brought an exciting energy level to the party flick Project X. Admittedly, this film sounds a bit different, as it centers on Eisenberg’s small-town stoner who sees his and his girlfriends’ (Stewart) life turned upside down when a government operation puts a bounty on his head. Grace will be playing a “hotshot, power-hungry CIA agent,” who is presumably one of »

- Matt Joseph

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Casting Net: Brad Pitt to star in WWII romantic thriller; plus 50 Cent, Meryl Streep, more

1 April 2014 4:45 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Brad Pitt (12 Years a Slave) is in early talks to star in an untitled World War II romantic thriller from Eastern Promises scribe Steven Knight. No director or distributor is attached yet. Graham King’s Gk Films will produce. [Deadline] 

Meryl Streep (August: Osage Country) will star as a rock-and-roll-loving mama in Rick and the Flash, written by Diablo Cody (Juno). Jonathan Demme (The Silence of the Lambs) will direct the film, which finds Streep’s character reconciling with her estranged daughter. TriStar Productions will finance and distribute the movie, with shooting beginning in the fall. [Deadline]

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