Jesse Eisenberg is reteaming with his “Zombieland” director Ruben Fleischer for MRC’s action comedy “30 Minutes or Less.”
Eisenberg joins Aziz Ansari and Danny McBride in the project, being produced by Red Hour’s Ben Stiller and Stuart Cornfeld, which is Fleischer’s follow-up to his breakthrough hit, “Zombieland.”
Written by Michael Diliberti and Matthew Sullivan, “30 Minutes” revolves around a junior high history teacher (Ansari) and a pizza-delivery man (Eisenberg) who are forced to rob a bank when one of them is strapped to a bomb vest.
McBride is playing one of the men looking to score some cash. Michael Pena is on board as a tatooed assassin, while comedian Nick Swardson is McBride’s best friend.
Jeremy Kramer also is producing the pic, which is eyeing a summer shoot.
ICM-repped Eisenberg recently wrapped production on “The Social Network,” the David Fincher-directed drama about the founders of Facebook that sees Eisenberg portray co-founder Mark Zuckerberg.
Jesse Eisenberg is set to reteam with his “Zombieland” helmer Ruben Fleischer for MRC’s “30 Minutes or Less.”
Danny McBride and Aziz Ansari have already boarded the comedy, which will begin lensing in July in Michigan.
Based on a screenplay by Michael Diliberti and Matthew Sullivan, story centers on two wannabe criminals who force a loser pizza delivery man to rob a bank in 30 minutes or less. Eisenberg will play the pizza delivery man.
Sony will release the pic Aug. 12, 2011.
Ben Stiller’s Red Hour shingle is producing.
Eisenberg, who broke out in Noah Baumbach’s “The Squid and the Whale,” has landed a number of high-profile comedy roles since including Greg Mottola’s “Superbad” follow-up “Adventureland.” He next will be seen in David Fincher’s “The Social Network.”
Eisenberg is repped by ICM.