In the next few weeks, you’ll get to see two flavors of Jesse Eisenberg. On Friday, he’ll be in his familiar guise doing serious actor stuff in James Ponsoldt‘s “The End Of The Tour.” Then, in mid-August, he goes into rarer form with the mainstream “American Ultra,” and a new trailer for the stoner-secret-agent-action-comedy is here.
Co-starring his “Adventureland” bud Kristen Stewart, the movie follows a mild-mannered stoner who has to go on the run with this girlfriend when he discovers he’s actually a sleeper agent, with a very unique set of skills. 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.
“American Ultra” opens on August 21st. Watch below.