Screen Talk: 'Adventureland' duo Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart targeted
Friday 15 November 2013
Adventureland's Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg will team up again for action comedy American Ultra, written by Max Landis, who penned the hit sci-fi found-footage movie Chronicle. Eisenberg will play a stoner, Stewart his girlfriend. Their lives take an unexpected turn when his past returns to haunt him. He becomes the target of a government operation to kill him.
Tomei gets Wired and hired
Oscar winner Marisa Tomei will star in La Vida Robot opposite George Lopez, a comedy star in the US. Based on a Joshua Davis story in Wired, the film, directed by Sean McNamara, tells the story of four undocumented Mexican-American teenagers from Phoenix who form a robotics team.
When Harry met Samuel...
Director George C Wolfe is eyeing Samuel L Jackson and Michael Caine to star in Harry and the Butler. Damian F Slattery's script sees a derelict mechanic and former jazz virtuoso (Jackson) drunkenly deciding to employ a down-on-his-luck butler (Caine).
From one Emma to another
Francesca Gregorini's Your Voice in My Head, starring Emma Watson, has secured Sony's approval. The Japan-owned giant will roll the film out to cinemas in the UK. Based on novelist Emma Forrest's best-selling book, the film tells the story of a young, bipolar English woman living in New York.
Three more RSVPs for friends reunited
Joan Carr-Wiggin's comedy- drama If You See Her has secured turns from Alex Kingston, Peter Firth and Tom Cullen. The trio join Janet Montgomery and Sara Paxton in the tale of two childhood friends reunited ahead of a wedding, to be shot in Canada.
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