The story centers on Mike (Jesse Eisenberg), a lazy stoner who lives with his girlfriend Phoebe (Kristen Stewart). Their lives are turned upside down when Mike's past comes back to haunt him, as he becomes the target of a government-sanctioned operation to take him out.
Nima Nourizadeh (Project X) is directing from a screenplay by Max Landis (Chronicle). Anthony Bregman is producing through his Likely Story production company, along with Circle of Confusion's David Alpert and Britton Rizzio. Here's what Anthony Bregman had to say about the project in a statement.
"Simply put, American Ultra will be the most fun you can possibly have in a movie theater without the use of drugs, fireworks or canola oil."
Production is scheduled to begin in April 2014. »
Generally, being a stoner means living a sedentary life without much happening by way of high stakes action. But in the movies, tokers tend to become the heroes of the day, using their wits over brawn to get the job done. Jesse Eisenberg will play such a character alongside Kristen Stewart in the upcoming action comedy American Ultra from indie producer extraordinaire Anthony Bregman and Circle of Confusion. Two of the more polarizing actors in Hollywood coming together as a couple? Pass the bong, please. American Ultra is set to be directed by Nima Nourizadeh, whose only other film was last year.s dismal party comedy caper Project X. Given that film was of the found footage variety, it.ll be interesting to see what kind of a director Nourizadeh is in for a standard feature. The script was written by Max Landis, most famous for being the son of »
The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Krsiten Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg have signed up for American Ultra.
Eisenberg will play an unmotivated stoner named Mike, who lives with his girlfriend Phoebe (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.
Producer Anthony Bregman:
“Simply put, American Ultra will be the most fun you can possibly have in a movie theater without the use of drugs, fireworks or canola oil.”
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After their smoldering sexual tension in 2009’s Adventureland left viewers breathless, let's say, Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart are finally getting the onscreen reunion fans have been begging for. The Hollywood Reporter says the duo will reunite in American Ultra, an action comedy directed by Nima Nourizadeh (Project X) and written by Max Landis (Chronicle). Eisenberg takes on the transformative role of an apathetic stoner named Mike who lives in a small town with his (probably long-suffering) girlfriend. The couples’ lives are turned upside down when Mike becomes the target of a government operation set to wipe him »
It looks like Adventureland stars Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart are about to have a reunion with the Max Landis penned American Ultra, from Project X director Nima Nourizadeh. The action comedy would have Eisenberg "play an unmotivated stoner named Mike, who lives with his girlfriend Phoebe (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 »
- Paul Shirey
Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg are reuniting. The "Adventureland" co-stars are on board for a new action-comedy entitled "American Ultra," about a lazy stoner named Mike (Eisenberg) and his girlfriend Phoebe (Stewart) whose sleepy lives are turned upside down when his past comes back to haunt him in the form of a shady government operation designed to wipe him out. Written by Max Landis ("Chronicle") and to be directed by Nima Nourizadeh ("Project X"), the film - which is set to begin shooting next April - will be peddled at the forthcoming American Film Market. Stewart's upcoming slate includes the indie »
- Chris Eggertsen
Here are today's latest casting announcements: Kristen Stewart (The Twilight Saga) and Jesse Eisenberg (The Double) will reunite to star in Project X-director Nima Nourizadeh's new action comedy, American Ultra, scripted by Max Landis (Chronicle). Stewart has also signed on to a small role in Tim Blake Nelson's Anesthesia. Samuel L. Jackson (The Samaritan) will reteam with John Cusack in Tod William's Cell, a Stephen King adaptation. Hit the jump for more on each picture. Heat Vision reports that Adventureland protags Stewart and Eisenberg are set to star in American Ultra. The action comedy sees Eisenberg playing "an unmotivated stoner named Mike, who lives with his girlfriend Phoebe (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." Production on American »
- Dave Trumbore
FilmNation will launch foreign sales at Afm. CAA is repping U.S. rights.
“Project X” director Nima Nourizadeh is on board to helm from a script by “Chronicle” writer Max Landis. “Ultra” producers are Anthony Bregman for Likely Story, and David Alpert and Britton Rizzio for Circle of Confusion.
Eisenberg will portray a stoner who lives with his girlfriend (Stewart) in a small town. His life takes an unexpected turn when his past comes back to haunt him and he becomes the target of a government operation to wipe him out.
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- Dave McNary
Kristen Stewart is sticking with indies, signing on to join her “Adventureland” co-star Jesse Eisenberg in the action-comedy “American Ultra” and agreeing to film a small role in Tim Blake Nelson’s “Anesthesia,” an individual familiar with both projects has told TheWrap. Nima Nourizadeh (“Project X”) is directing “American Ultra” from a script by Max Landis (“Chronicle”). Likely Story’s Anthony Bregman will produce with Circle of Confusion’s David Alpert and Britton Rizzio. Production is scheduled to start in April. In “American Ultra,” Stewart will once again be saddled with “the girlfriend” role, ceding the spotlight to Eisenberg, who plays a stoner with. »
- Jeff Sneider
It seems like an eon ago but circa 2009, Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart were at very different points in their career. The former had yet to find a role as notable as his turn in 2005's "The Squid And The Whale" while the latter had already banked one "Twilight" movie but was still eager to flex her acting chops. They both came together for Greg Mottola's nostalgic, likeable, coming-of-age movie "Adventureland", which promptly helped them step up into bigger gigs. But now Eisenberg and Stewart's stars are aligning again, for something just a little big different. The pair are teaming up "American Ultra," which isn't a new brand of beer, but the name of an action comedy which boats some interesting names behind it. The script is from Max Landis ("Chronicle"), while behind the camera is "Project X" director Nima Nourizadeh, in a plot that seems somewhat lifted from "Pineapple Express. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg are teaming up for American Ultra, an action comedy from Nima Nourizadeh, the director of the surprise hit comedy Project X. Max Landis, who wrote the hit sci-fi found-footage movie Chronicle, penned the script for Ultra, which is being produced by Anthony Bregman for Likely Story, and by David Alpert and Britton Rizzio for Circle of Confusion. Eisenberg will play an unmotivated stoner named Mike, who lives with his girlfriend Phoebe (Stewart) in a small, sleepy town. One night, their lives take an unexpected turn when Mike's past comes back to haunt him,
- Borys Kit
The last time Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart shared the screen, we got the enjoyably gawksome chemistry of Adventureland. This time around, they’re set for a blend of stoner slacker attitude and action comedy in American Ultra.With a script by Chronicle writer and all-round Twitter nuisance Max Landis, Ultra follows unmotivated stoner Mike, who lives with his girlfriend Phoebe (Stewart) in a slow-moving, pokey small town.Yet their quiet life is shaken up when Mike’s mysterious past comes roaring back to haunt him, and he finds himself the target of a government operation designed to wipe him from the face of the Earth. Time to stop toking and tool up… “Simply put, American Ultra will be the most fun you can possibly have in a movie theater without the use of drugs, fireworks, or canola oil," says producer Anthony Bregman, clearly trying to sell this thing, which »
The Adventureland pair of Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg are set to again star opposite one another in the action comedy project American Ultra . The Hollywood Reporter today brings word that Project X helmer Nima Nourizadeh is attached to direct. American Ultra , scripted by Chronicle scribe Max Landis, follows Mike, a young stoner who, alongside his girlfriend, Phoebe (Stewart) becomes targeted by a top secret government operation. Stewart, best known for her roles as Bella Swan in The Twilight Saga , can next be seen in Camp X-Ray and Sils Maria . Eisenberg, meanwhile, soon headlines both Night Moves and The Double . Set to begin production in April 2014, American Ultra is produced by Likely Story's Anthony Bregman and by Circle of Confusion's David »
Following the premiere of The Green Inferno in September, Open Road Films acquired the movie for a Us theatrical release. We don’t have a trailer yet, but we do have the very first clip from the movie.
“How far would you go for a cause you believe in? In horror master Eli Roth’s terrifying new film, a group of college students take their humanitarian protest from New York to the Amazon jungle, only to get kidnapped by the native tribe they came to save: a tribe that still practices the ancient rite of cannibalism, and has a healthy appetite for intruders.”
The Green Inferno was directed by Eli Roth and written by Eli Roth & Guillermo Amoedo. The main cast includes Daryl Sabara (Spy Kids), Kirby Bliss Blanton (Project X), Lorenza Izzo (Aftershock), Ariel Levy (Aftershock), Aaron Burns, Magda Apanowicz (Caprica), and Sky Ferreira.
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A brand new, violent trailer has been released for Shia Labeouf latest art house thriller Charlie Countryman. The brooding young actor leads as the American tourist title character, who immediately falls in love with beautiful Romanian girl named Gabi (the stunning Evan Rachel Wood), while on vacation with close friends (played by Brits James Buckley and Rupert Grint). Unfortunately for Charlie, he finds his life in danger when he learns Gabi is the estranged wife of a psychotic gangster named Nigel (the ace Mads Mikkelsen) and he’s back in town!
- Craig Hunter
And the steady flow of Afm 2013 news keeps on coming despite the big dance not officially opening its doors for a few more days. Next out of the gate is the first word on Accident 3D. Read on for details.
According to Deadline Project X's Thomas Mann and Chronicle's Ashley Hinshaw (pictured) are attached to star in Accident 3D, a debut feature from commercials and video helmer Dan Tondowski. Brian O’Shea’s The Exchange will kick off sales at Afm.
Based on a true story, the movie follows four teenagers on a joy ride gone wrong. Stuck at the bottom of a ravine after a violent crash, they find themselves in the crosshairs of the car’s psychotic owner, who will stop at nothing to retrieve it and its valuable contents.
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Brian O’Shea’s Los Angeles-based sales and financing company has added the 3D thriller to its slate in the lead-in to Afm.
Commercials and music video director Dan Tondowski will direct the story of four teenage joyriders who wind up at the bottom of a ravine in a car containing precious cargo as the vehicle’s psychotic owner enters the fray.
“We are extremely excited to be involved with Accident and this very talented team,” said The Exchange CEO Brian O’Shea (pictured).
“The demand for high-concept, 3D action thrillers that are unique and marketable is very high. We feel that this film could be a real breakout success for our buyers and we are excited to bring it to market.” »
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Currently in production, Boutella will shoot her scenes in London until late January. [Source: Deadline]
Sean Bean plays a deep-cover operative with the uncanny ability to transform himself into a different person for each job. But his own identity comes into question when a mysterious stranger suggests »
- Garth Franklin
• Felicity Jones may have helped put director Drake Doremus on the map with her affecting performance in his lovely indie Like Crazy, and then again in Breathe In, but Doremus is eying a new heroine for his next project: Kristen Stewart. The director is reportedly courting the Twilight star and Nicholas Hoult (Warm Bodies) for Equals, a science fiction love story. Moon scribe Nathan Parker wrote the script. [Deadline]
- Lindsey Bahr
David Katzenberg is set to direct 20th Century Fox’s untitled movie about the Electronic Dance Music craze that features superstar DJ Diplo, TheWrap has learned. Adam Weinstock and Andy Jones co-wrote the movie, which will be produced by Trevor Engelson of Underground, whose Noah Rothman will executive produce with Diplo and his business partner Kevin Kusatsu. Katzenberg is expected to oversee the next draft of the script. Also Read: Will Diplo Make the ‘Saturday Night Fever’ of Dance Music? The film, described as “8 Mile” meets “Project X” in tone, follows three teens as they try to get into Diplo’s Electronic Music Festival. »
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