When he’s not penning hot takes for The New Yorker, Jesse Eisenberg is rounding out his acting duties as a playwright and short-story writer. Per The Hollywood Reporter, the “Batman v Superman” and “Louder Than Bombs” thesp will soon fuse his two primary interests by creating, writing and directing a new television show based on his own book of short stories. “Bream Gives Me Hiccups” will begin shooting in New York this month with a cast including Parker Posey, Victor Rasuk and Elliott Smith.
Smith, a newcomer who presumably bears no relation to the dearly departed singer/songwriter of the same name, stars as a quiet child of divorce named Oscar whose mother (Posey) is having as much trouble adjusting to her new life as he is. At lunchtime, he retreats the closet of his school janitor (Rasuk) to write reviews of the restaurants his mother takes him to as a sort of diary.
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Eisenberg will next be seen onscreen in Woody Allen’s “Café Society,” which opens the Cannes Film Festival in two days. Jax Media, the production company also responsible for the likes of “Broad City” and “Inside Amy Schumer,” is developing the show with the first-time director.
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