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Jesse Eisenberg is a stoner and a sleeper assassin in this bloody American Ultra trailer

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He may forever be remembered for his portrayal of Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network, but Jesse Eisenberg is doing his best to break that button-down mold. American Ultra sees him play a stoner convenience store clerk turned into a super-lethal sleeper agent by a code word. As the movie's new red-band trailer shows, he's suddenly able to disarm goons with his hands, ricochet bullets off frying pans into torsos, and murder people with spoons.

That code word's delivered by American Horror Story's Connie Britton, who works alongside Topher Grace at the shadowy government agency that trained Eisenberg's character. The movie also stars Kristen Stewart, reuniting her with Eisenberg six years after they appeared together in Adventureland, and making American Ultra look a bit like a dark alternate timeline for that movie. We'll get to see more of Eisenberg's assassin very soon — American Ultra is scheduled for an August 21st premiere.