It has been revealed that Jesse Eisenberg has joined the cast of upcoming indie film, Free Samples.
Eisenberg has made several notable appearances on the big screen in recent years. He starred opposite Kristen Stewart in the 2009 comedy-drama film, Adventureland, before appearing alongside Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, and Abigail Breslin in Zombieland a year later. This year, of course, we also saw him star as Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network.
But now, it appears, he will be returning to his indie roots with Free Samples, which tells the story of a law school dropout, played by Jess Weixler, who works on a friend’s food truck, where she gives away free samples of ice cream.
Weixler is probably best know for playing the lead role in comedy-horror film Teeth, and was named the ‘New Indie Queen’ by New York Magazine last year.
Eisenberg has been cast as Weixler’s love-interest. Jason Ritter, who previously appeared alongside Eisenberg in The Education of Charlie Banks, will also star in the film, as will veteran actress Tippi Hedren of Hitchcock’s The Birds and Wedding Crashers Keir O’Donnell.
Eisenberg can also been seen in the upcoming adventure comedy film, 30 Minutes or Less, which is due to be released next year. Free Samples is currently without an official release date, but production is reportedly taking place in Los Angles. We’ll keep you posted!