Superbad director Greg Mottola will next helm Adventureland for Miramax and Sidney Kimmel.
Produced by New York production company This is That, the project is also to be written by Mottola. Jesse Eisenberg (The Squid and the Whale) is attached to star. Shooting is set for this fall in Pittsburgh.
The film, set in the summer of 1987, concerns an uptight recent college grad who is forced to take a minimum wage job at the local amusement park after realizing he can’t afford his dream European tour. The experience helps him to loosen up a bit as he finds first love, forms new friendships and matures just in time to enter the real world in the fall.
Ted Hope and Anne Carey of This is That will produce, along with Kimmel.