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.
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Directed by Nima Nourizadeh (“Project X”) and written by Hollywood wunderbrat Max Landis (“Chronicle”), “American Ultra” also stars Connie Britton, Topher Grace, Tony Hale, John Leguizamo, Bill Pullman and Walton Goggins. A red-band trailer was released earlier in the week, but it was a bit NSFW. So today, a safer green-band version has arrived for those of you at work with no headphones, plus a few new photos. Watch below.