Actor Jesse Eisenberg and Actress Kristen Stewart were spotted on the set of American Ultra, the upcoming action comedy movie directed by Nima Nourizadeh based on a script by Max Landis:
“A story 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.”
Jesse Eisenberg revealed a few more plot details in an interview with The Guardian back in July 2014:
“We just finished filming this movie so it is a bit early to digest, but it was a wonderful experience playing this role, which is a guy who has no direction in life who discovers he was brainwashed to be a fighter in a government program based on the MK-Ultra program in the States. It turns from a very personal and intimate story of my character and his girlfriend, played by Kristen Stewart, into a stylized and kinetic movie about this guy being hunted.”
Besides Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart, the cast includes Connie Britton, Topher Grace, John Leguizamo, and Walton Goggins.
The film has yet to get an official release date.
For those who don’t know, according to Wikipedia, MKULTRA was the code name given to an illegal and clandestine program of experiments on human beings made by the CIA: the experiments were intended to identify and develop drugs and procedures to be used in interrogations and torture, in order to weaken the individual to force confessions through mind control. But well, I guess nothing really useful came out of those experiments otherwise they wouldn’t need Guantanamo (by the way have you seen Kristen Stewart in Camp X-Ray?) …