Lionsgate has released a new trailer for director Nima Nourizadeh’s upcoming action comedy American Ultra. Written by Chronicle scribe Max Landis, the film revolves around a stoner (Jesse Eisenberg) and his girlfriend (Kristen Stewart), who find their lives disrupted when a government operation descends upon their small town with the aim of wiping the stoner out, who is in fact a sleeper agent. I like how there’s an effort to show the genuine physical effects of all this action and violence on Eisenberg and Stewart’s characters. They look battered, bruised, and bloodied, as one who if they went through everything that happens in your typical action film.
Check out the new trailer for the film below, via Lionsgate. American Ultra opens in theaters on August 21st and also stars Topher Grace, Walton Goggins, Connie Britton, Bill Pullman, and Tony Hale.
Here’s the official synopsis for American Ultra:
A stoner and his girlfriend’s sleepy, small-town existence is disrupted when his past comes back to haunt him in the form of a government operation set to wipe him out.