Miramax has premiered new footage from Adventureland on AICN and MySpace. Greg Mottola‘s new film premieres at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival next week, and we can’t wait to see it. If you’ve seen the trailer that was released in November, than you pretty much know what to expect — it’s more of a damedy than a laugh-out-loud comedy (ie more Garden State than Superbad). Some people believe that it has the potential to be next year’s sleeper hit ala Little Miss Sunshine/Juno. Both clips are embedded after the jump.
Adventureland is a coming of age film based on Mottola’s own experiences at the Long Island amusement park. Set in 1987, the film follows James Brennan (Jesse Eisenberg), an uptight recent college grad forced to take a minimum wage job at an amusement park when he realizes he can’t afford his dream tour of Europe. Writer/director Greg Mottola – best known as the director of the hit comedy Superbad – channeled his own experiences as a low-paid amusement park employee while making the film. Co-starring Kristen Stewart, Ryan Reynolds, Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig and Martin Star.
Adventureland hits theaters on March 27th 2009.