How do you follow a raunchy comedy hit? Apparently you go to "Adventureland." Yes, "Superbad" director Greg Mottola is slated next to helm a comedy based on his own life and MTV can tell you exclusively who his leading man is. "I'm starting 'Adventureland' in a few months," Jesse Eisenberg told me today while promoting his latest film, "The Hunting Party."
Best known for his role in "The Squid and the Whale," Eisenberg says the film will shoot in Pittsburgh and continues a trend for him. "I play a lot of directors' awkward stages in their lives," he observed with a smile.
"It's based on Greg Mottola and it's about him getting a job at this theme park. It's his life after college," Eisenberg explained and added that the comedy won't be nearly as broad as "Superbad." "It's probably closer [in tone] to 'The Daytrippers,'" Eisenberg said, recalling an earlier Mottola effort.
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