Connie Britton Replaces Sharon Stone in Kristen Stewart Comedy ‘American Ultra’

Connie Britton Replaces Sharon-Stone-American-Ultra
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Connie Britton has replaced Sharon Stone in Lionsgate’s action comedy film “American Ultra,” which recently began shooting in New Orleans.

Lionsgate acquired U.S. distribution rights to “American Ultra” for $7 million in March. Pic stars Kirsten Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg, with “Project X” director Nima Nourizadeh helming from a script by Max Landis.

Eisenberg portrays a small-town stoner and Stewart his girlfriend. His life takes an unexpected turn when his past comes back to haunt him as a sleeper agent in a government operation created by Britton’s character.

Stone left due to a scheduling conflict.

Britton stars in Lionsgate’s “Nashville,” currently in its second season on ABC.

“Ultra” producers are Anthony Bregman, Kevin Frakes, Raj Brinder Singh, David Alpert and Britton Rizzio, with Ray Angelic as executive producer.

Britton is repped by WME and Untitled Entertainment.

 

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  1. Lizz says:

    ‘Kristen Stewart comedy’ three words I never thought I’d see within a mile of each other

  2. Angie says:

    I am sorry to hear about Sharon Stones health. This sounds like a good movie. I never saw Kristen in a comedy. I am anxious to see how she does. I am proud of her moving forward in good ways in spite of all the negativity she has received on her personal life. She is a strong girl. I am sure Connie is going to do a good job and I always liked Jessie Eisenberg.

  3. Jamie says:

    I love Connie. This is a great role for her! Sounds like a fun film and i like the two leads.

  4. mary says:

    Sharon either wanted too much money or thought Kristen would get more of the attention as the hot one.

    • Nate says:

      Nah, I know Stone is crazy but she’s apparently having serious health problems and was in the hospital a little over two weeks ago. How Sharon got insured to work in the first place is amazing.

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