What if one day, you thought you’re just a simple guy with a mediocre job as a clerk store in a small town? Then in the blink of an eye you will be a super skilled sleeper agent. This is what happened with Mike Howell, played by Jesse Eisenberg with his live-in girlfriend Phoebe Larson, played by Kristen Stewart in the most awaited action comedy film of the year “American Ultra.”
Mike is just a small town stoner, yet he doesn’t know that he is a highly trained secret agent. It was activated by his former handler because he is now the target of the government for termination. From the trailer, after the code phrase uttered, he was able to kill two operatives with the use of spoon. This became a conflict with Adrian Yates, played by Topher Grace, who seems the head of the sleeper agent program. Now, Mike and his girlfriend need to save their lives from being wasted.
After six years Eisenberg and Stewart starred “Adventure land” they are again team up in action-comedy with love story in their new movie “American Ultra”. In one of the interview with Stewart she said about: the movie, “glorified stoner movie, it is like your best stoner buddy turns to CIA agent or somebody who could do some incredible thing… that stoner buddy, I mean Jesse, can conquer the world.”; about Jesse, “I feel very comfortable with him that I can make a million mistakes… he’s so hilarious and so smart… He is awesome to work with.” and to the Director, “Lima is an incredibly detailed oriented specific director, do a lot of takes, little things matters to him, I love that… He approaches every single scene… I could rely on him no matter what.”
The movie is directed by successful movie behind the “Project X”, Nima Nourizadeh and written by Max Landis. Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Topher Grace, Connie Britton, Walton Goggins, John Leguizamo, Bill Pullman and Tony Hale. Filming was located at New Orleans area.
You won’t believe it but ‘Sleeper Agent’ existed. From the second trailer of the “American Ultra” they mentioned that the government has been conducting a top secret mind controlling experiment to create super soldiers. These ‘Sleeper Agent’ can be among us, waiting to be activated. They can be your friend, your family or the person you least expect.
Yes, Sleeper Agent is a real thing, the concept maybe used numerous times through various science fictional-spy film, this isn’t one’s imagination or script writer; it is based on the real events happened in history. Sleeper agent or simply known as ‘sleeper’ a secret operative sent to spy the enemy’s territory and act like one of them. There are famous persons, who are masters of espionage like Otto Kuehn and Kim Philby.
Sleepers are now among us “Smoke Them All”, in the movie American Ultra, scheduled to be released on August 21, 2015, by Lionsgate.