“The Bourne Legacy” meets “Pineapple Express” in this action comedy flick that involves, well, 420-related things.
If you know what we mean ;)
Jesse Eisenberg is Mike Howell, an everyday stoner kid whose biggest worry in life was how to propose to his girlfriend Phoebe (played by Kristen Stewart). But everything changes for the pair when it’s revealed that Mike is a sleeper agent for the government now being hunted by other agents. So it’s up to Mike to unlock his former spy training that he apparently has no memory of whatsoever. The major buzzkill turns into actual kills as Mike must defend himself from enemy agents and stay sober enough to rescue Phoebe, too.
Topher Grace (of “That 70s Show” fame) and Connie Britton (of “Nashville” fame) star as part of the force tracking Mike, with Topher playing what appears to be the role of a suited up douche.
Considering Eisenberg and Stewart’s success in another 420-friendly flick, “Adventureland”, there is great expectation for a repeat performance in “American Ultra.” Plan on plenty of sincere laughs and explosions of epic proportions.
Heck, it could be the action movie every pothead has been waiting for.
Watch the trailer:
Max Landis (of “Chronicle” fame) wrote the script. Nima Nourizadeh (of “Project X” fame) served as director. “American Ultra” is set to be released on 21st August 2015 in the US.
For more information, visit the movie’s Facebook page.