Written by Max Landis (Chronicle), American Ultra finds Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) as Mike Howell, an easy going stoner content to work a boring job in a convenience store and live a happy life with his girlfriend Phoebe (Kristen Stewart). He is so settled that he is about to propose to her, but then his life becomes very complicated. As in bullets flying and cars going boom complicated.
Mike, as it transpires, is a government asset, a trained killer who has been in sleeper mode, but is now considered a liability and targeted for termination. Yet it will take more than a few government agents to wipe Mike out, especially when the nasty forces (led by Topher Grace) kidnap Phoebe and incur our hero's wrath.
Boasting an excellent cast that includes John Leguizamo (Moulin Rouge!), Walton Goggins (Django Unchained), Bill Pullman (The Equalizer), Tony Hale (Stranger Than Fiction) and Connie Britton (Nashville), American Ultra will be out here on 28 August.