With production having started just yesterday in New Orleans, Lionsgate’s action comedy American Ultra has added Sharon Stone to its ensemble cast. She’ll play a character named Victoria Lasseter.
Directed by Nima Nourizadeh (Project X) and written by Max Landis (Chronicle), American Ultra also stars Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Topher Grace, Tony Hale, John Leguizamo, Bill Pullman and Walton Goggins.
American Ultra is a fast-paced action comedy about Mike (Eisenberg), a seemingly hapless and unmotivated stoner whose small-town life with his live-in girlfriend, Phoebe (Stewart), is suddenly turned upside down. Unbeknownst to him, Mike is actually a highly trained, lethal sleeper agent. In the blink of an eye, as his secret past comes back to haunt him, Mike is thrust into the middle of a deadly government operation and is forced to summon his inner action-hero in order to survive.
Stone recently wrapped the TBT pilot “Agent X” and can currently be seen in Fading Gigolo with Woody Allen and Jon Turturro.
A PalmStar/Likely Story/Circle of Confusion production, the film is produced by Anthony Bregman, Kevin Frakes, Raj Brinder Singh, David Alpert and Britton Rizzio, with Ray Angelic as executive producer. Jason Constantine, President of Acquisitions and Co-Productions and Eda Kowan, SVP of Acquisitions, will oversee the project on behalf of Lionsgate.
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