Kristen Stewart’s ‘American Ultra’ Heading to Lionsgate

Kristen Stewart's 'American Ultra' Heading Lionsgate

Lionsgate has acquired U.S. distribution rights for $7 million to upcoming indie action-comedy “American Ultra,” starring Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart.

The studio acquired the project a month before shooting starts in New Orleans with “Project X” director Nima Nourizadeh helming from a script by Max Landis.

Eisenberg will portray a stoner and Stewart will play his girlfriend in a small town.  His life takes an unexpected turn when his past comes back to haunt him and he becomes the target of a government operation to wipe him out.

The project was announced in November, where FilmNation launched foreign sales. CAA is repping U.S. rights.

“Ultra” will re-team Stewart and Eisenberg five years after they starred in Greg Mottola’s “Adventureland.”

“Ultra” producers are Anthony Bregman for Likely Story, and David Alpert and Britton Rizzio for Circle of Confusion. Exec producers are Kevin Frakes of PalmStar Media Capital and Raj Brinder Singh of Merced Media Partners.

Stewart starred in three films in 2012 — the final “Twilight” movie, “On the Road” and “Snow White and the Huntsman” — and toplined military drama “Camp X-Ray,” which premiered in January at Sundance. Eisenberg starred last summer in “Now You See Me” and will portray Lex Luthor in Warner Bros.’ upcoming Superman-Batman tentpole.

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  1. says:

    I am very happy they wiLl reunite. They look so natural together and good chemistry comes across the screen!!Enjoyed Adventureland

  2. guest says:

    i love jesse and kristen together again. Adventureland was so good, can’t wait for American Ultra.

  3. Brian Spencer says:

    Interesting choice for Lionsgate. The movie sounds like a winner. Hope Stewart and Eisenberg recreate the chemistry of Adventureland, that’s sort of my guilty pleasure movie.

  4. coco says:

    Yes you go girl and your boy jesse.

  5. Charity says:

    This movie is going to do great So happy for Kristen and Jesse They have amazing chemerty

  6. Bayu says:

    Adventure land is one of my favorite movies! Yep I’m so looking forward to AU.

  7. Ab says:

    Oh yes! Bring it on!

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