American Ultra Trailer Reunites Stewart and Eisenberg

American Ultra

American Ultra starring Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart has just released its trailer and it is awesome. Eisenberg plays Mike Howell, a dopey, shaggy-haired store clerk about to pop the question to his girlfriend, Phoebe (Stewart), when the clandestine government operation that has totally Manchurian Candidated him to be a super-soldier comes calling. The major buzzkill turns into actual kills as Mike must defend himself from enemy agents and stay sober enough to rescue Phoebe, too.

The film’s cast is rounded out by Topher Grace as the "suit" ordering Mike’s termination, Connie Britton as a tough veteran agent on Mike’s side, and John Leguizamo. Ultra marks a reunion for its two leads, who first appeared together in the 2009 comedy Adventureland.

American Ultra was written by Max Landis (Chronicle) and directed by Nima Nourizadeh (Project X).  packs the same type of balls-to-the-wall energy as its creators’ earlier works, while following in the steps of Pineapple Express and such Eisenberg flicks as Zombieland and 30 Minutes or Less in combining bud and bloodshed.

American Ultra hits theaters August 21.

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