Kristen Stewart has a busy month ahead of her, and she’ll show off a bit of range at the same time. In August, the actress aims for the popcorn crowd with the stoner comedy “American Ultra,” and then she will jump on a plane over to the Venice Film Festival, where she’ll help unveil the arty sci-fi flick “Equals.” And a few new pictures have arrived for both.
“American Ultra” sees Stewart play the girlfriend to Jesse Eisenberg‘s seemingly ordinary pothead who discovers he’s actually a sleeper agent with Jason Bourne-like skills and is forced to go on the run. Dude, like, whoa. Here’s the official synopsis followed by the new images. It opens on August 21st.
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.
As for “Equals,” it’s the new film from Drake Doremus (“Like Crazy,” “Breathe In“), and it takes his knack for intimate storytelling into a futuristic world. Nicholas Hoult co-stars in the movie about a society where love doesn’t exist.
Penned by Nathan Parker (“Moon“), and also featuring Guy Pearce, Jacki Weaver, Kate Lyn Sheil, and Toby Huss, the story follows Silas (Hoult) who lives in a future society called The Collective where everything is peaceful, calm, fair, and polite and there is no greed, no poverty, no violence, and no emotion. However, a new disease known as Switched-On-Syndrome brings back the emotions that have been long repressed, and soon Silas and Nia (Stewart) experience love and intimacy for the first time.
We can’t wait for this one — check out a few new snaps.