Goodnight Lovelies :D
Question to Max Landis, writer of American Ultra
Have you written any scripts meant for independent release? Or, are you focused just on studio blockbusters (for now)?
Chronicle, Me Him Her and American Ultra were all written as spec scripts. Me Him Her and Ultra are both bigger indies.
Do you write with certain actors in mind like Eisenberg and K-Stew for “Ultra”? Or, do you let the studio handle that?
Eisenberg was my first choice, as well the director’s, @nimanourizadeh. Kristen was just a bonus.
It’s a crazy different character from anything Kristen has played; sorta 2 characters in 1. my fav female character I’ve written.
I’m excited!!! and ICYMI: Lionsgate is tying up a deal today to pay $7 million to pre-buy U.S. distribution rights to American Ultra | read more here
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