Jesse Eisenberg has announced his next BIG role in David and Nathan Zellner’s new film, which will be his next acting comeback.
The actor-writer-director promoted his directorial debut “When You Finish Saving the World,” which was recently screened at the Sarajevo Film Festival, in a recent interview with Variety. Eisenberg also stated that he is eager to return to acting and that he is looking forward to his next role, which will undoubtedly be a new experience for the veteran actor.
Followed by a laugh, Eisenberg said:
“I play a Sasquatch: full makeup, full body hair, no lines. I grunt, but no lines. I’m so looking forward to this.”
The “Social Network” star did not reveal the title of the film, only that he would be going all-out as Sasquatch, which includes being covered in fur from head to toe. Eisenberg was overjoyed to praise the directors for the upcoming role.
“The next movie i’m doing is the Zellner Brothers. They’re just these brilliant directors that I’ve wanted to work with for a long time.”
David and Nathan Zellner, directors, are well-known for their works “Damsel” and “Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter.” Details about the Sasquatch film are being kept under wraps for the time being.
In an interview with Variety, the “Justice League” star discussed the difficulties of transitioning from acting to directing. While he enjoyed his time as a director, Eisenberg stated that he does not intend to do so indefinitely.
The “When you Finish Saving the World” director said:
“Maybe unconsciously I thought I could direct a movie, but I never allowed myself to think of it explicitly, because it just feels like such a cliche.”
The actor-writer-director also spoke about his experiences working with Julianne Moore and, in particular, Emma Stone on his directorial debut. Notably, Stone co-starred with him in “Zombieland” as Columbus and Wichita.
“I’ve received so many bad notes in my life as an actor. I was so unnecessarily fearful that i’d be giving them to my actors.”
During the Sarajevo Film Festival, Eisenberg received an honorary Heart of Sarajevo Award during an open-air screening of his directorial debut, “When You Finish Saving the World.”