Connie Britton (“Nashville,” “Friday Night Lights”) is set to replace Sharon Stone in the action comedy “American Ultra” for Lionsgate.
Filming kicked off earlier this month on Nima Nourizadeh’s project which follows an unmotivated stoner (Jesse Eisenberg) whose small-town life with his live-in girlfriend (Kirsten Stewart) is suddenly turned upside down.
Unbeknownst to him, Mike is actually a highly trained, lethal sleeper agent in a government program created by Victoria Lasseter (Britton). In the blink of an eye, he is thrust into the middle of a deadly operation and is forced to summon his inner action-hero to survive.
Stone herself replaced the originally cast Uma Thurman only last month. Topher Grace, Tony Hale, John Leguizamo, Bill Pullman and Walton Goggins also star.