With a terrific cast and a popular director behind it, “American Ultra” is hoping to close-out the summer of 2015 with a smile. Nima Nourizadeh directs the action-comedy starring Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, and Topher Grace, following a young stoner couple as they are hunted by the government.
“American Ultra” will follow 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.
Joining the two stars on screen will be Connie Britton, Tony Hale, John Leguizamo, Bill Pullman and Walton Goggins. The story was written by Max Landis, while the film was produced by Anthony Bregman, Kevin Frakes, Raj Brinder Singh and David Alpert.
This marks the first trailer released for the film, fans of Stewart and Eisenberg can set a notification for August 21, 2015, that is when the film will release in theaters.