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Jesse Eisenberg Would Prefer To Not Be The Face Of The Low Rent Horror Movie 'Camp Hell'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 30, 2011 11:03 AM
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For every rising actor or big name star, there is always a film in their past they would like to forget about. Something they did because it was work, they needed to pay rent and they at least wanted to keep working. It's called paying your dues, and while Jesse Eisenberg isn't trying to hide that he's had his own share of pre-fame oddities, he'd rather not be the face of the low rent horror movie "Camp Hell," and he's sending his lawyers after the filmmakers.

Oren Moverman To Write, Maybe Direct 'Terrorist Search Engine' For Scott Rudin & Jesse Eisenberg

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 10, 2011 1:01 AM
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Israeli-born writer-director Oren Moverman isn't just the owner of one of the best bald heads this side of Greg Mottola,, he's also becoming one of the most in-demand screenwriters around. Having gotten early credits on the likes of "Jesus' Son," "Married Life" and Todd Haynes' "I'm Not There," Moverman broke out with his 2009 directorial debut "The Messenger," which saw him, co-writer Alessandro Camon and star Woody Harrelson all nominated for Oscars. His follow-up "Rampart" is one of our most eagerly anticipated films at Toronto this year, and he's taken a number of high-profile screenwriting jobs of late, including biopics of Kurt Cobain and, more recently, Brian Wilson.

Review: '30 Minutes Or Less' Is A Fun But Forgettable Conclusion To The Summer Of R-Rated Excess

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • August 5, 2011 5:31 AM
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Zipping along at a brisk pace -- albeit one that feels like it's rushing to be over -- featuring dueling bromance buddy tales from both protagonists and villains, and mostly amusing in its vulgar humor and gags, the "action"-comedy "30 Minutes Or Less," is entertaining, but ultimately only a mild effort in the mediocre R-Rated comedy sweepstakes that have dominated this season.

Geek Dream-Team: Jesse Eisenberg To Star In Richard Ayoade's 'Submarine' Follow-Up 'The Double'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 5, 2011 1:04 AM
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Considering we'd worried about his potential range earlier in his career, and the fact that he doesn't always seem that enamored of the idea of being a movie star in interviews, we continue to be impressed by the choices that Jesse Eisenberg has been making. Playing Mark Zuckerberg in "The Social Network" was always going to be a tricky role to escape from the shadow of, but he's already had a big animated hit since with "Rio," he's in theaters next week in the R-rated comedy "30 Minutes or Less," and he's got some impressive and diverse projects lined up, including Woody Allen's "Bop Decameron," the Louis Leterrier heist comedy "Now You See Me" with Melanie Laurent, Mark Ruffalo and Amanda Seyfried, and a possible reteam with 'Social Network' producer Scott Rudin on a biopic of youthful anti-terrorism expert Evan Kohlmann.

Melanie Laurent Confirmed For 'Now You See Me'; Jake Gyllenhaal Out, Jesse Eisenberg Stays In

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 14, 2011 1:18 AM
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We definitely have a soft spot for Louis Leterrier, as far as action-led helmers go. Undeniably talented, he's more than proved his action chops on the first two "Transporter" films, and pulled off a solid superhero flick on "The Incredible Hulk." Unfortunately, his last film, "Clash of the Titans," while a big hit, suffered from shoddy 3D and was probably a script that shouldn't have gone before cameras in the first place.

Jesse Eisenberg Has Doubts About 'Zombieland 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 6, 2011 6:52 AM
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Back in the fall of 2009, a little film called "Zombieland" starring an unlikely and at the time, certainly unbankable trio of leads in Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg and Emma Stone, hit theaters with low expectations and wound up taking in over $100 million at the box office. It was a massive that most were not expecting and it wasn't long for sequel talk to follow. Throughout much of last year various rumors surfaced, culminating in talk last fall of new celebrity cameos which co-writer Rhett Reese quickly debunked. And ever since, word has gone quiet. Earlier this year, Harrelson was cagey about the prospect of a sequel saying, “I’m sure it will happen if everyone does it, but I’m not sure it’s the right thing to do.” And it looks like his fellow co-star shares his reservations.

Jesse Eisenberg & Jake Gyllenhaal First Names Conjured Up For Louis Leterrier's 'Now You See Me'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 8, 2011 7:51 AM
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Offers Out To Philip Seymour Hoffman, Olivia Wilde & Melanie LaurentJust like pulling a rabbit out of a hat, or sawing a woman in half, Louis Leterrier's next film is now moving with two names conjured up to join the cast (all this magic talk will make sense in a moment).

Jesse Eisenberg & Naomi Watts Circle Noah Baumbach's 'While We're Young'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 31, 2011 8:37 AM
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It's been a bit of a casting revolving door for Noah Baumbach's next effort "While We're Young." Last year, Ben Stiller, Gerta Gerwig and James Franco were all set to team on the film. Then, shortly after that was announced, Gerwig left and Cate Blanchett joined, only for both the actress and Franco to ultimately drop out this spring. Well, Stiller has stuck by his "Greenberg" director thus far and now two more very promising faces are said to be circling the project.

Jesse Eisenberg May Star In Counter-Terrorism Biopic From 'Social Network' Producer Scott Rudin

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 12, 2011 4:00 AM
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We're not sure if you're familiar with a little film called "The Social Network." Both a critical and commercial success, it also managed to catch the imagination of the media and audiences in a way that few other films could last year, subject to endless discussion and parodies. In lieu of "The Social Network 2: Tweet Harder," how could those who found such success with it possibly follow it up? Well, director David Fincher moved on to one of the biggest books of the last few years, co-star Andrew Garfield is playing one of the most iconic superheroes, and now the film's lead, Jesse Eisenberg, and producer Scott Rudin look to be reteaming for a project with source material that's just as intriguing as the Facebook picture.

Woody Allen's Rome-Set Pic Has Working Title Of 'Bop Decameron,' Based On Boccaccio's Novellas

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 11, 2011 1:21 AM
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Allen & Roberto Benigni Confirmed To Be Taking Acting Roles In Project Woody Allen's latest, "Midnight in Paris," unspools in Cannes tonight -- in fact, its screening to the press on the Croisette is already over. And we're cautiously optimistic. While Allen's recent London and New York excursions have varied from the disappointing ("Whatever Works," "You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger") to the disastrous ("Scoop," "Cassandra's Dream"), but when he ventured to more exotic climes, for "Vicky Christina Barcelona," the prolific writer-director ended up producing his best work in years, and the promising trailer for the Paris-set picture suggests it's firmly in the same groove.

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