“The red capes are coming, the red capes are coming,” Jesse Eisenberg sneers in the new trailer for “Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice.” While we have yet to see the abilities his version of Lex Luthor will demonstrate in the superhero flick, his stoner character Mike Howell from “American Ultra” might be able to hold his own against with the Man Of Steel.
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Co-starring Kristen Stewart, the movie follows a slacker who discovers he’s actually a Jason Bourne-esque sleeper agent, and the government wants their little project shut down. But of course, he won’t go down with a fight. 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.
Directed by Nima Nourizadeh (“Project X“), penned by Max Landis (“Chronicle“), and featuring Connie Britton, Topher Grace, Tony Hale, John Leguizamo, Bill Pullman and Walton Goggins, “American Ultra” opens on August 21st. Watch the new trailer and poster below [poster via Fandango]