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Topher Grace Joins ‘American Ultra’

Posted on 07 April, 2014 | No Comments »

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Topher Grace has boarded Lionsgate‘s action comedy American Ultra, adding to a cast that already includes Jessie Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Uma Thurman and Walton Goggins. This is the pic Lionsgate scooped up just after Berlin with a $7M pre-buy for U.S. distribution rights, one of the richest deals to come out of the fest this year. Directed by Nima Nourizadeh (Project X) and a script by Chronicle scribe Max Landis, Ultra centers on Eisenberg’s character, a stoner whose small-town life with his live-in girlfriend (Stewart) is upended when his past catches up with him, putting him the crosshairs of a government operation bent on wiping him out. Grace will play a hotshot CIA agent who has recently taken on seniority that has gone to his head, and power-hungry he begin a mission to kill a secret government asset. Grace, repped by ICM Partners, Brillstein Entertainment and Ziffren Brittenham, recently wrapped production on Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar and is shooting Home opposite Patricia Clarkson.

Source: Deadline

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Uma Thurman Joining Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart in ‘American Ultra’

Posted on 08 March, 2014 | 1 Comment »

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Uma Thurman is in negotiations to join Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart in American Ultra, an action comedy being directed by Nima Nourizadeh.

Likely Story’s Anthony Bregman (Enough Said, Can a Song Save Your Life?) is producing with David Alpert and Britton Rizzio of Circle of Confusion, the company behind The Walking Dead.

Max Landis, who wrote the hit sci-fi found-footage movie Chronicle, penned the script for Ultra, which tells of an unmotivated stoner named Mike (Eisenberg) who lives with his girlfriend (Stewart) in a small, sleepy town. One night, their lives take an unexpected turn when Mike’s past comes back to haunt him, and he becomes the target of a government operation set to wipe him out.

Thurman will play a government worker who spearheaded a secret program to create sleeper warriors, and now that someone wants to kill her creation, she will fight back like a momma bear protecting her cub.

The movie is heading toward an April 14 start, with Kevin Scott Frakes of Palmstar Media Capital and Raj Brinder Singh of Merced Media Partners executive producing.

Thurman next stars in Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac, which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival and will be released by Magnolia on March 21.

She is repped by UTA, Untitled and Schreck Rose.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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BAFTA’s and Jonathan Ross Show videos

Posted on 23 February, 2014 | No Comments »

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Hello folks, I’ve added two videos of Uma from her appearance from The Jonathan Ross Show and from the British Academy Awards. Click on the thumbnails below to watch the videos. :tounge:

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