Walton Goggins (Django Unchained) is is to join Uma Thurman (Nymphomaniac), Jesse Eisenberg (30 Minutes or Less) and Kristen Stewart (Twilight) in Nima Nourizadeh’s action comedy American Ultra. The cast is growing fast and character actor Goggins is an impressive addition. For those unaware of Goggins, watch Justified in which he plays Boyd Crowder (he’s really, really good).
American Ultra will see Eisenberg playing an unmotivated stoner with Stewart as his girlfriend. They live an uneventful life in a small turn until it turns out that Eisenberg is actually an amnesiac sleeper agent in a program the government decided to shut down and wipe out. Thurman will play Mike’s former handler.
The script is written by the incredibly talented Max Landis (Chronicle) while Nourizaeh last directed the grotesque Project X. Shooting starts next month.