Yesterday we showed you the intriguing trailer for Jesse Eisenberg’s new movie with Jason Segel, The End of the Tour. And now we have another Jesse-filled movie trailer to share with you all.
American Ultra stars Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart. It’s being described as an action/comedy/thriller/stoner’s wet dream. It’s also being compared to Pineapple Express, which should be all the motivation you need to watch the trailer. It also reminds me of the underrated TV show, Chuck.
Nima Nourizadeh directed the film, and Max Landis (Chronicle, Wrestling Isn’t Wrestling) created the script. Landis is an interesting character. If you watch some of his interviews, and even his random videos on YouTube, you can tell he really wants to write original stories. If you’re interested in learning more, check out the interview he did on the Explain Things to Me podcast.
I am excited about this film for several reasons. The reunion of Stewart and Eisenberg, the Chuck-like feel to the trailer, and the fact that Topher Grace is in the movie. I feel like most people don’t appreciate his comedy skills. He has great comedic timing.
Check out the official plot synopsis and trailer below. The film hits theaters August 21.
“A stoner and his girlfriend’s sleepy, small-town existence is disrupted when his past comes back to haunt him in the form of a government operation set to wipe him out.”