Jesse Eisenberg Takes Some "Free Samples"

12/16/2010 Posted by Admin

Jesse Eisenberg Takes Some "Free Samples"

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By our guest blogger, Matt Jussim

Jesse Eisenberg gave one of my favorite performances of the year in "The Social Network."  Funny, dramatic, abrasive--he did it all. Eisenberg has been one of my favorite actors since his "Squid and the Whale" days, and his turn as Mark Zuckerberg just might garner him an Oscar nomination in the coming months.

The success of the film leaves Eisenberg in a great place when it comes to picking his next role--basically, he can to whatever he'd like. To follow up on his critically acclaimed performance, Eisenberg has signed up for the dramedy "Free Samples," according to The Wrap.

The story follows a law-school dropout (Jess Weixler) who fills in as a server at a friend's food truck, where she doles out free samples of ice cream. The job tests her patience, and while she figures out what to do with her life, she finds herself being courted by a young man (Eisenberg) she barely remembers from the night before.

Eisenberg's love-interest character is described as a supporting role.

The (most likely) future Oscar nominee will join Jason Ritter (who previously shared the screen with him in "The Education of Charlie Banks,") and will co-star along with Tippi Hedren, Hallie Pfeiffer, Keir O'Donnell, Jocelyn Donahue and Matt Walsh.

Eisenberg is one of Hollywood's best young actors, so his appearance in this film will only be a positive. On top of that, the last time Eisenberg and Ritter worked together was on the film "Charlie Banks," which was one of the most underrated movies I have seen in a long time. Eisenberg and Ritter were both fantastic in the film and I could see a repeat of that type of work from the duo in this film.

The indie type dramedy fits in perfectly with Eisenberg, who should definitely add some humor as the love interest in the film. Jay Gammill is directing "Free Samples" from a script by Jim Beggarly.

The project doesn't have a release date yet but production is currently underway in Los Angeles.

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