Deadline has reported that Lionsgate has acquired the US rights to Nima Nourizadeh's AMERICAN ULTRA for $7 million dollars. FilmNation will handle international sales.
Written by Max Landis (PROJECT X), AMERICAN ULTRA is about an unmotivated stoner named Mike (Jesse Eisenberg), who lives with his girlfriend Phoebe (Kristen Stewart), in a small, sleepy town. One night, their lives take an unexpected turn when Mike’s past comes back to haunt him, and he becomes the target of a government operation set to wipe him out.
The action-comedy begins filming on April 14th in New Orleans.