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American Ultra - Secretly trained by the CIA

Published:Wednesday | August 26, 2015 | 8:00 AM
Jesse Eisenberg (left) and Kristen Stewart are lethal killing machines in ‘American Ultra’.

Small-town stoner Mike Howell spends most of his time getting high and writing a graphic novel about a superhero monkey. What Mike doesn't know is that he was trained by the CIA to be a lethal killing machine. When the agency targets him for termination, his former handler activates his latent skills, turning the mild-mannered slacker into a deadly weapon. Now, the utterly surprised Mike must use his newfound abilities to save himself and his girlfriend from getting wasted.

American Ultra is an action comedy directed by Nima Nourizadeh and written by Max Landis. The film stars Academy Award nominee Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart (The Twilight Saga), Topher Grace (Spider-Man 3), Connie Britton, Walton Goggins, John Leguizamo, Bill Pullman and Tony Hale.