John Leguizamo Stars in American Ultra

Veteran actor John Leguizamo stars alongside Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart in Nima Nourizadeh’s (Project X) upcoming action-comedy, American Ultra. Written by Max Landis (Chronicle), Eisenberg plays a stoner with a shadowy past forced to combat a government operation seeking to wipe him out.

John Leguizamo has built a career on memorable roles, with 2013 seeing a bit of a return to form for the actor. Though Kick-Ass 2 and The Counsellor­ were not overly successful, his parts in those films were both entertaining and charismatic. And with a role in this year’s box office hit Ride Along already under his belt, and a strong turn in the upcoming Chef, Leguizamo is moving forward with confidence.
Best known for playing an up-and-coming gangster in Carlito’s Way, an over-the-top Tybalt in Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo and Juliet, and a crazed Clown in Spawn—and Luigi in the much maligned Super Mario Bros.—Leguizamo can be both funny and serious at the same time.

Daytime host Jerry Penacoli goes one on one with the very versatile and very funny actor, who also has a graphic novel coming out, along with a number of other projects.

 

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