The summer movie season only has a few movies left promising the spectacle one expects at the multiplex, which means that there is plenty of room for sleeper surprises to sneak in there. And one that could promise to be a little treat is “American Ultra.”
Reteaming “Adventureland” duo Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart, the film follows a stoner who discovers he’s actually a sleeper cell agent, who is forced to go on the run with his equally baked girlfriend when he becomes the focus of a government operation. But for Stewart, making sure the character and comedy balanced was important.
“…reading the script there have been jokes that I love that really just like make me laugh genuinely, and then you get to set and you’re like, ‘We can’t do that.’ It’s traipsing all over what we’ve built,” she told HitFix. “And then some things you get there and it’s like, I didn’t think this was gonna be funny, I thought this was gonna have to be played completely straight. But the ridiculousness of the situation is too much to ignore, and so one of our characters can say something silly and funny.”
“American Ultra” opens on August 21st. Check these new pics and posters.