American Ultra

Topher Grace Joins 'American Ultra'

Topher Grace (SPIDER-MAN 3, the upcoming INTERSTELLAR) has joined the cast of the action comedy AMERICAN ULTRA alongside Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, John Leguizamo, and Walton Goggins.

Deadline reports Grace will play a CIA agent who is hired to kill a secret government asset (Eisenberg), a stoner who leads an otherwise uneventful life with his live-in girlfriend (Stewart).

The film, directed by Nima Nourizadeh (PROJECT X) and written by Max Landis (CHRONICLE), was acquired by Lionsgate for US distribution for $7 million following this year's European Film Market. FilmNation is handling international sales on the project, which goes into production this month.

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Lionsgate Acquires US Rights to 'American Ultra' for $7 Million

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.

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