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Lionsgate Picks Up "American Ultra"

By Garth Franklin Saturday March 1st 2014 09:42PM
Lionsgate Picks Up "American Ultra"

Lionsgate is closing a $7 million deal for the U.S. distribution rights to Nima Nourizadeh's action comedy "American Ultra".

Jesse Eisenberg plays a stoner whose small-town life with his live-in girlfriend (Kristen Stewart) is upended when his past catches up with him, putting him the crosshairs of a government operation bent on wiping him out.

Max Landis penned the script and filming is slated to begin in New Orleans in five weeks. Anthony Bregman, David Alpert and Britton Rizo are producing.

Source: Deadline

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