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Jesse Eisenberg & Alessandro Nivola Attend 'The Art of Self-Defense' Screening in NYC

Jesse Eisenberg and Alessandro Nivola buddy up for a screening of their new movie The Art of Self-Defense on Thursday night (July 11) at the Alamo Drafthouse in Brooklyn, New York.

The co-stars were joined by director Riley Stearns along with Michael Gandolfini as they stepped out to promote their new movie.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Jesse Eisenberg

The film centers on Casey (Eisenberg), who is attacked at random on the street and enlists in a local dojo led by a charismatic and mysterious Sensei (Nivola), in an effort to learn how to defend himself. What he uncovers is a sinister world of fraternity, violence and hypermasculinity and a woman (Imogen Poots) fighting for her place in it. Casey undertakes a journey, both frightening and darkly funny, that will place him squarely in the sights of his enigmatic new mentor.

The Art of Self-Defense
will be released on Friday, July 12 – watch the trailer here!

15+ pictures inside of the stars at the premiere…More Here! »

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Jesse Eisenberg Opens Munich Film Festival with 'The Art of Self-Defense' Premiere!

Jesse Eisenberg is dapper in a suit as he hits the carpet during the opening night of the 2019 Munich Film Festival held at the Mathaeser Filmpalast on Thursday (June 27) in Munich, Germany.

The 35-year-old actor was joined by writer-director Riley Stearns as they premiered their film The Art of Self-Defense, the second feature by Riley.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Jesse Eisenberg

The film centers on Casey (Eisenberg), who is attacked at random on the street and enlists in a local dojo led by a charismatic and mysterious Sensei (Alessandro Nivola), in an effort to learn how to defend himself. What he uncovers is a sinister world of fraternity, violence and hypermasculinity and a woman (Imogen Poots) fighting for her place in it. Casey undertakes a journey, both frightening and darkly funny, that will place him squarely in the sights of his enigmatic new mentor.

“Well, it’s one of the best scripts that I read in my life including films I haven’t been in. So I sent an email,” Jesse said about getting involved. “Back then I had a great agent. There was this film I was supposed to shoot three months later. So my agent said, let’s see if we can fit it in right away. Everything happened really quickly.”


‘The Art of Self-Defense’ Trailer
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Mary Elizabeth Winstead & Husband Riley Stearns Split After 15 Years Together

Mary Elizabeth Winstead has announced that she and husband Riley Stearns have separated.

“Sitting here with my best friend who I love with all my heart. We have spent our lives together and it has been full of joy and warmth every day. We’ve decided to move on from our marriage, but we will stay best friends and collaborators for all our days. We are still ride or die, just in a different way now. I love you always, Riley,” the 32-year-old Fargo actress wrote about her 30-year-old husband, who is a TV writer.

“We just took this photo together. I met Mary 15 years ago and we’ve been the most important people in each other’s lives ever since. Those lives have been full of every emotion imaginable and we’ve embraced it all. Life is unpredictable though. While we will still be in each other’s lives we will no longer be living those lives together. We still love each other very much but we’re different people with different paths and different futures. I can’t wait to see where we both end up,” he wrote on his own Instagram. “I’ll always love you, Mary.”

They married back in 2010.