‘American Ultra’ Trailer: Jesse Eisenberg Is a Deadly Stoner With a Spoon
While some of you may scoff at the notion of Jesse Eisenberg playing Lex Luthor, here’s a role he’s undoubtedly well-suited to play: a stoner convenience store clerk. Okay, except he’s also a sleeper agent for a secret government program, and in the latest trailer for American Ultra, he kills two guys with a spoon. A spoon.
Eisenberg taps into the laid back qualities of his persona to play an underachieving, pot-smoking clerk / sleeper agent who is awakened by the government (courtesy of undercover Connie Britton). But when they discover that his favorite extracurricular activity has interfered with their programming, the very government that trained him seeks to eliminate him entirely.
Based loosely on the CIA’s secret MKUltra mind control program, Nima Nourizadeh’s new action-comedy was written by Chronicle scribe Max Landis, which may or may not further entice you. The latest trailer is similar to the red band version that debuted a few weeks back, and although this one has been given the green band makeover, it hasn’t lost much charm.