Jesse Eisenberg Is A Stoned Cold Killer In The ‘American Ultra’ Redband Trailer

Lions Gate released the new American Ultra redband trailer, which is filled with expletives and explosions galore. The action-comedy reunites former Adventureland co-stars Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart. “There’s nothing more dangerous than a stoned cold killer,” the trailer says.

Ultra arrives in the spirit of Pineapple Express. A marginal slacker discovers his role as part of a bigger plan, and chaos ensues. Eisenberg’s stoner is really a secret agent who must avoid a government plan to take him out. Stewart plays the girlfriend who can hold her own.

The role’s not much of a stretch for Eisenberg. “Stoner and cerebral smartass” sits firmly within the Eisenberg comfort zone (aside from the Lex Luthor thing). The female lead is a surprising move for Stewart, who gravitated towards indies during her post-Twilight era. Can she flex her comic muscles?

Keep your eyes open for John Leguizamo, Connie Britton, and Topher Grace.

American Ultra hits theaters on August 21.