After introducing himself to the world playing the meek founder of Facebook, maybe Jesse Eisenberg doesn’t seem like the best casting choice when the goal as “badass motherf—er.” But listen: In the trailer for American Ultra, Eisenberg is two parts Liam Neeson and one part Jeffrey “The Dude” Lebowski. He’s a badass motherf—er.
Eisenberg plays a stoner gas station employee who is actually a sleeper cell agent capable of debilitating adversaries in creative ways, like ricocheting a bullet of a frying pan he threw in the air, or shoving a spoon through them a lot faster than The Horribly Slow Murderer with the Extremely Inefficient Weapon ever could. But he also has unkempt shoulder-length hair and the general sense of Eisenbergian apprehension.
It seems there’s hope for the next Lex Luthor yet. Kristen Stewart, Topher Grace, Connie Britton, John Leguizamo, Bill Pullman, Tony Hale and Walton Goggins are also on board, so go, or Eisenberg will find you and he will kill you.