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Review of "AMERICAN ULTRA"
By Jayne Waterford
Review to come.
Nima Nourizadeh's
"AMERICAN ULTRA" (2015)
Director Nima Nourizadeh
Producers David Alpert, Anthony Bregman, Kevin Scott Frakes, Britton Rizzio, Raj Brinder Singh
Stars Jesse Eisenberg (Mike Howell), Kristen Stewart (Phoebe Larson)
DP/Cinematographer Michael Bonvillain
Music Marcelo Zarvos
Editor Andrew Marcus, Bill Pankow
Release Date 10th September 2015
Category Young Adult Action Comedy
Running Time 96 minutes (1 hour, 36 minutes)
Rating MA15+
Origin America
http://www.americanultrathemovie.com/
Distributor Roadshow Film Distribution
Official Text "Mike Howell [Jesse Eisenberg] spends most of his time getting stoned, sitting behind the register of the Cash & Carry and writing a never-to-be-published graphic novel about a superhero monkey. Someday he’d like to take his bail-bondsman girlfriend, Phoebe [Kristen Stewart], to Hawaii—if he can ever overcome the inexplicable panic attacks he experiences whenever he tries to leave the city limits.

Unbeknownst to Mike, he is actually a sleeper agent created by the CIA, which has just targeted him for

termination. As some of the agency’s deadliest assets are unleashed upon his sleepy town, Mike’s sympathetic former handler, Lasseter [Connie Britton], activates his latent skills, turning the mild-mannered slacker into a superhuman killing machine. As Mike’s once-simple life becomes an adrenaline-fueled chase, no one is more surprised than he is to discover his uncanny ability to turn even an ordinary spoon into a weapon of mass destruction. With an obsessed agent [Topher Grace] hot on his heels, the newly reborn super-assassin summons his inner action-hero to try and save himself and the love of his life from complete destruction.

American Ultra stars Jesse Eisenberg [The Social Network, Zombieland], Kristen Stewart [The Twilight Saga franchise, Snow White and the Huntsman], Topher Grace [Interstellar, That ’70s Show], Connie Britton [Nashville, Friday Night Lights], Walton Goggins [Django Unchained, The Shield], John Leguizamo [Ridealong, Chef], Bill Pullman [The Equalizer, Independence Day], Tony Hale [Veep, Arrested Development], Lavell Crawford, and Stuart Greer. The film is directed by Nima Nourizadeh [Project X, Cali] and written by Max Landis [Chronicle, Me Him Her]. Producers are Anthony Bregman [Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Foxcatcher], Kevin Frakes [John Wick, The Frozen Ground], Raj Brinder Singh [John Wick, Every Secret Thing], David

Alpert [The Walking Dead, Saint John of Las Vegas], and Britton Rizzio [Why Don’t You Dance?]. Executive producers are Buddy Patrick, Robert Ogden Barnum, Jonathan Gardner, Ray Angelic, Stuart Brown, Tom Rock, Gideon Tadmor, Eyal Rimmon, Steffen Aumueller, Zülfikar Güzelgün. Co-producers are Chelsey Pinke, Mark Fasano, Peter Cron, and Amy Poncher.

Director of photography is Michael Bonvillain, ASC [Zombieland, Cloverfield]. Production designer is Richard Bridgland [Resident Evil, Rocknroll]]. Editors are Bill Pankow, ACE and Andrew Marcus [American Psycho, The Remains of the Day]. Costume designer is David C. Robinson [The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Equalizer]. Original music is composed by Marcelo Zarvos [Brooklyn’s Finest, The Words], featuring original music by Paul Hartnoll. Music supervisor is Randall Poster. Casting by Jeanne McCarthy, CSA.

Lionsgate presents / Palmstar Media Capital and Kevin Frakes present in association with FilmNation Entertainment, a Likely Story / PalmStar Entertainment / Circle of Confusion production in association with Merced Media Partners / Tadmore Entertainment / The Bridge Finance Company AG, a Nima Nourizadeh film, American Ultra." - Roadshow Film Distribution PR

Nima Nourizadeh on the set of his film "AMERICAN ULTRA" (2015).
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Film still from Nima Nourizadeh's "AMERICAN ULTRA" (2015).
Copyright 2015 - No unauthorised copying or publishing without express permission.