As you probably already know, Superbad director Greg Mottola is in post production on a film based on his own experiences at the Long Island amusement park. Adventureland is a period comedy film set in the 1980′s which follows a college graduate, played by Jesse Eisenberg, who was prepared to spend his summer in Europe but when his father is laid off, he is now stuck at home and forced to get a job at a local amusement park called Adventureland, where comedy ensures and love blossoms.
Co-starring Ryan Reynolds, Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig and Martin Star. I hear it’s more of a damedy than a laugh-out-loud comedy (ie more Garden State than Superbad), and has the potential to be next year’s sleeper hit ala Little Miss Sunshine/Juno. I just came across this six and a half minute WQED behind the scenes piece on the making of the film, which might be wroth checking out.
The film was originally scheduled to hit theaters in August 2008, but I’m now hearing March 2009 (again, unconfirmed). It defintiely will help that Twilight star Kristen Stewart plays the romantic lead in Mottola’s film. I hear they screened in back in March in New York City, and the crowds doidn’t take well to an “abrupt ending”.