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Jesse Eisenberg is a stoned cold killer in American Ultra trailer

The first trailer has exploded online from action comedy American Ultra, in which Jesse Eisenberg's twentysomething stoner discovers he is actually a highly-trained sleeper agent… who has just been woken up.

So when a couple of armed goons come to neutralise him, he wastes little time in turning them into corpses. Even if he can't quite get his head around how he's managed to do it!

Take a look at the new trailer, below…

We've seen films in which oblivious sleeper agents have suddenly been activated, but making said agent a weed-smoking slacker is a nice twist on the theme. Plus, Topher Grace looks like tremendous fun as the swear-averse bad guy…

Directed by Nima Nourizadeh and co-starring Kristen Stewart, Walton Goggins and Connie Britton, American Ultra will open in the US on 21 August 2015 and the UK one week later.

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George Wales
George is GR's resident movie news person, based out of London. He understands that all men must die, but he'd rather not think about it.