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'Night Moves' trailer: Jesse Eisenberg has a problem

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The trailer for the new thriller Night Moves doesn’t answer many questions.

The film, directed by Kelly Reichardt (Wendy and Lucy) and starring Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning, and Peter Sarsgaard, centers on three environmentalists who plot to blow up a dam. (Man, Eisenberg’s eco-happy Modern Family character really took a turn!) As the plan unfolds, cracks begin to emerge among the trio and paranoia runs rampant. The first trailer showcases the movie’s eerie atmosphere, highlighting the gang’s deliberate decisions as well as the uncertainty they feel as their dangerous scheme progresses.

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'The Double' trailer: Jesse Eisenberg dines with his doppelganger -- VIDEO

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Life with a doppelgänger can’t be easy, but when your double is a funnier, smarter, more confident version of you who the girl of your dreams is more taken by, it’s infinitely worse.

That’s what Jesse Eisenberg (well, one of them) is dealing with in the latest trailer for director Richard Ayoade’s The Double. The other’s having a grand time.

Based on Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s 1846 novella about a government clerk’s descent into madness, the Eisenberg-led adaptation premiered at the Toronto Film Festival to great acclaim, and co-stars Mia Wasikowska, Chris O’Dowd, Sally Hawkins, and Wallace Shawn.

Check out the haunting trailer after the jump to get a sense of the film’s mischievous humor.

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Jesse Eisenberg cast as Lex Luthor in 'Batman/Superman' film -- BREAKING

Jesse Eisenberg, say goodbye to that curly head of hair.

The Oscar-nominated star of The Social Network has been cast as the Man of Steel’s ultimate foe in Warner Bros. upcoming Batman/Superman film, the studio announced today.

He’ll be joined by another actor with Academy Award history: Jeremy Irons (won won Best Actor for 1990′s Reversal of Fortune) will co-star opposite Ben Affleck’s Batman as his butler and confidante Alfred Pennyworth in the upcoming Zack Snyder-directed film.

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Sundance 2014: Jesse Eisenberg on meeting ... Jesse Eisenberg in 'The Double' -- VIDEO

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In The Double, Jesse Eisenberg’s character, James, is driven mad by the appearance of his doppelgänger, Simon. Eisenberg plays both versions of himself in the film, which is based off an 1846 Fyodor Dostoevsky novella, set in more modern times.

Director Richard Ayoade and Eisenberg sat down at Sundance with EW’s Anthony Breznican to discuss how the filmed the complex dual-character scenes and why many films have explored the notion of there being someone else just like you out there.

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Casting Net: Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart reunite for 'American Ultra'; Plus, Marisa Tomei, more

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Adventureland co-stars Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart have signed on to play a couple in the action comedy American Ultra. Eisenberg’s stoner character Mike becomes the unwitting target of a government operation, disrupting his small-town life with his girlfriend, Phoebe (Stewart). Project X helmer Nima Nourizadeh is set to direct from a script by Max Landis (Chronicle). [THR]

• Kristen Stewart will also take on a small role in Tim Blake Nelson’s Anesthesia, an indie about a group of New Yorkers affected by a common philosophy professor. [Deadline]
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'The Double' trailer: Jesse Eisenberg faces his doppelganger

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In the first trailer for The Double, Jesse Eisenberg is out to ruin his own life. Well, not exactly.

Eisenberg plays Simon, a lonely introvert who begins to go insane after he sees his doppelgänger, James. Though this copy appears identical, James’ confident personality is the complete opposite of Simon’s, quickly taking over Simon’s life at work and at home.

Loosely based on the novella by Fyoder Dostoyevsky, The Double is written and directed by Richard Ayoade. The film appears darker and stranger than Ayaode’s last feature, a coming of age comedy called Submarine, as the trailer splices shots of Eisenberg walking briskly with glimpses of him avoiding his doppelgänger, while Son House’s “Grinnin’ In Your Face” strums in the background. The film touts itself as a comedy, but this first look sells it more as a paranoid thriller (a Black Swan but without the ballet, perhaps?). It’s tough to tell.

The Double, also starring Mia Wasikowska, Wallace Shawn and Noah Taylor, premieres Saturday at the Toronto Film Festival, but does not have a theatrical release date set. In the meantime, check out the first trailer below. READ FULL STORY

'Now You See Me': How real illusionists made movie magic

Magicians have amazed audiences with illusions for centuries, but in modern entertainment, filmmakers are the reigning wizards. Visual effects are their illusions. CGI is their bag of tricks. All that is very familiar to French director Louis Leterrier, whose movies include The Incredible Hulk and Clash of the Titans. But for his latest movie, Now You See Me, opening today in theaters, he set out to limit the use of computer-generated effects.

“I was coming from those big spectacle movies where CGI was almost like one of the main characters, but from the very beginning [of developing Now You See Me] we decided to take a low-tech approach to everything,” Leterrier says.

Now You See Me stars Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Woody Harrelson, and Dave Franco as magicians who come to be known as the Four Horsemen. When they rob a bank in the middle of one their spectacular show performances, they’re pursued by FBI agent Dylan Rhodes (Mark Ruffalo). READ FULL STORY

Jesse Eisenberg on 'Now You See Me': Learning magic from experts ... and his birthday party clown mom

Jesse Eisenberg is no stranger to playing with people’s minds in fast-talking, genius-type roles (ahem, The Social Network), but he is a stranger to literally playing with people’s minds. In the summer movie Now You See Me, Eisenberg takes on the role of one of the four horsemen, a team of Robin Hood-inspired  magicians who use their powers to perform illegal maneuvers to take from the rich and give to the poor. EW caught up with Eisenberg to talk about his background in magic, what he learned on set, and what fans can expect from the mysterious flick, which also stars Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Mélanie Laurent, Morgan Freeman, and Michael Caine.
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'Now You See Me': Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Woody Harrelson, and Dave Franco with strings attached -- EXCLUSIVE IMAGE

In the new movie Now You See Me Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Woody Harrelson, and Dave Franco play a gang of illusionists who rob banks during their performances, giving the profits to their audiences. As we saw in the trailer, the gang can do some pretty miraculous tricks, like when Jesse Eisenberg escapes his handcuffs and put them on his interrogator. Still, sometimes a good magician needs the assistance of some wires. In our exclusive image, the gang gets a little inspiration from N’Sync.

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'To Rome With Love' Blu-ray: Jesse Eisenberg on working with Woody Allen -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

In To Rome With Love, Woody Allen’s most recent traveling roadshow in an iconic European locale, the director steps in front of the camera for the first time since 2006′s Scoop. He plays a retired music-recording exec who visits Rome with his wife (Judy Davis) to meet their daughter’s Italian fiancé, whose father just so happens to be an undiscovered opera virtuoso — as long as he performs in the shower. It’s one of four amusing story threads, but fans of Allen’s most memorable on-screen neurotics will be drawn to Jesse Eisenberg, who plays an American architectural student tempted by his girlfriend’s free-spirited old classmate (Ellen Page). Eisenberg’s previous work — especially in movies like The Squid and the Whale and Zombieland — seemingly pointed him towards an inevitable collaboration with Allen, and you can sense the writer/director may have felt the same way by the way he wrote Eisenberg’s character’s relationship with an older, wiser architect played by Alec Baldwin. When the young man is thrust into an awkward romantic situation where he has to navigate a moral dilemma, you can almost hear two voices whispering advice into Eisenberg’s ear: Baldwin’s architect and Woody Allen himself.

With Rome out on Blu-ray today, the 29-year-old Eisenberg spoke to EW about working with a legend, his next appearance on the New York stage, and an upcoming reunion with Zombieland co-star Woody Harrelson. Click below for a Q&A and an exclusive video extra clip from the new Blu-ray.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Woody Allen is famous for being very particular about selecting the right actors for his films, but then being hands-off and letting them do what they want once the production begins.
JESSE EISENBERG: Yes, I guess he was very open-minded about letting the actors kind of fill up the space. A lot of the shots are just one shot and because you’d don’t have an opportunity to edit many different shots together, you kind of have to fill up a lot of the space between the written dialog, so he was just very open to us saying anything. I think he’s the best script writer, so it seems a little strange to be improvising in a movie of his. But he just wants things to sound casual and to kind of move quickly so there’s not a lot of dead space. READ FULL STORY

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