Trained in both film and theatre, BAFTA and Oscar nominated Jesse Eisenberg continues to be one of the most sought-after actors in Hollywood.Jesse has recently been filming ‘The Social Network’ for director David Fincher, in which he plays the role of Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and creator of the social networking site “Facebook.”
Recently, Jesse starred in the box office hit ‘Zombieland’ for Columbia Pictures alongside Woody Harrelson and Abigail Breslin. Last spring, Jesse starred opposite Kristen Stewart and Bill Hader in Greg Mottola‟s coming of age comedy ‘Adventureland’ and he recently starred in ‘The Education of Charlie Banks’, which represents Fred Durst’s directorial debut. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and won the “Made in NY” award.
Jesse also appeared in the Weinstein Company’s ‘The Hunting Party’, starring opposite Richard Gere and Terrence Howard, and directed by Richard Shepard. Jesse gained recognition for his role in Samuel Goldwyn Films ‟The Squid and the Whale”, in which he starred opposite Laura Linney and Jeff Daniels. The film won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Ensemble Cast and Jesse received nominations for an Independent Spirit Award and a Boston Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor.
His other credits include ‘Rodger Dodger’, in which he starred opposite Campbell Scott and was nominated for a Gotham Award.
On stage, Jesse most recently appeared in ‘Scarcity’ at the Atlantic Theatre Company and starred opposite Al Pacino as Philip in Lyle Kessler’s play, Orphans.
Also a playwright, Jesse has written several plays, one of which is being developed into a film by Locomotive Films, and the music and lyrics to Me Time! a musical, produced by Atlantic Pictures.
Justin Bartha is YOSEF
Justin Bartha has emerged as a major talent whose abilities span comedy and drama in film and television. In March 2010, Bartha added starring on Broadway to his already impressive resume, with a leading role in the acclaimed comedy “Lend Me A Tenor” presented by Ken Ludwig. Bartha starred alongside Tony Shalhoub and Anthony LaPaglia in this Stanley Tucci directed play.
Bartha was last seen in the Warner Bros. blockbuster ‘The Hangover’ alongside Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper and Ed Helms. This Las Vegas-based comedy is centred around three groomsmen who lose their soon to be wed friend (Bartha) during their drunken misadventures, then must retrace their steps in order to find him.
The film has become the fastest R-rated comedy in history to reach $150 Million at the box office and now holds the title for the highest grossing R-rated comedy of all time. He was also recently seen in Vivendi Entertainment’s New York, ‘I Love You’, an American version of the well-reviewed ‘Paris, je t’aime’.
Bartha appeared in two vignettes, both directed by two-time Emmy winner Randall Balsmeyer. Bartha re-teamed with Bart Freundlich on the upcoming feature ‘The Rebound’, starring opposite Catherine Zeta-Jones.
Bartha is best known as Riley Poole, partner to Nicolas Cage’s character Ben Gates from the world-wide successes ‘National Treasure’ and ‘National Treasure: Book of Secrets’.
Bartha studied acting at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts then graduated from their film school. Bartha splits his time between New York and Los Angeles.
Ari Graynor is RACHEL
Ari recently wrapped shooting a starring role opposite Colin Hanks and Jeffrey Tambor in the independent film ‘Lucky’. She also starred opposite Michael Cera, Steve Buschemi, and Justin Long in Miguel Arteta‟s ‘Youth In Revolt’ for Dimension Films.
Other films she has appeared in include the independent film ‘Betty Ann Waters’ starring opposite Hilary Swank and Sam Rockwell, in addition to Drew Barrymore‟s directorial debut ‘Whip It’, opposite Ellen Page, Kristin Wiig, and Marcia Gay Harden for Mandate Pictures. Ari also starred opposite Michael Cera and Kat Dennings in Pete Sollett’s ‘Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist’ for Sony.
The reviews singled her out as the break out star of the film. Ari can also be seen in Showtime’s ‘An American Crime’, starring opposite Catherine Keener and Ellen Page. Ari also starred on Broadway in Brooklyn Boy where she won the Clarence Derwent Award for Most Promising Female Actress in 2005. Entertainment Weekly recently voted Ari one of the top 25 funniest actresses in Hollywood, and she was presented with a Young Hollywood Award this past spring.
Danny A. Abeckaser is JACKIE
Danny A. Abeckaser and his DA Entertainment shingle have worked with some of the world’s most powerful film executives and entertainment personalities to develop events, exclusive contracts and marketing programs for film and television.
In 2005, he produced and starred in the short film Characters, co-starring Sara Foster and Lukas Haas. Since then, Danny has appeared in such films as: ‘Made’, ‘Point & Shoot’, ‘Alpha Dog’, ‘Homie Spumoni’, ‘El Cantante’, ‘Gardener of Eden’, ‘The Education of Charlie Banks’, and ‘You Don’t Mess With the Zohan’.
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