Melissa Leo, Jesse Eisenberg, to star in 'Predisposed'
Melissa Leo, who recently won an Oscar for her role in "The Fighter," and Academy Award nominee Jesse Eisenberg of "The Social Network" are set to star in the new comedy film "Predisposed."
The movie offers "macabre look at the unhealthy relationship between a drug-addicted mother and her college-bound son, set on the day of both his interview at Julliard and her planned arrival to rehab," New York Magazine said. The celebrities' spokesperson confirmed the report to OnTheRedCarpet.com.
In 2008, the project was released as a short and starred Leo. The new movie will begin shooting in the summer and also features Tracy Morgan of "30 Rock," who will play the mother's drug dealer, New York Magazine said.
Leo shocked audiences by dropping an "F-Bomb" when she accepted her Oscar for "the Fighter" at the 2011 Academy Awards on Sunday, February 27.
She had won Best Supporting Actress for her role as the mother of Mark Wahlberg's character, a champion boxer, in "The Fighter." The actress had won Best Supporting Actress for her role in "The Fighter," marking her first win and second nomination. She beat Helena Bonham Carter of "The King's Speech," Amy Adams of "The Fighter," Jacki Weaver of "Animal Kingdom" and Hailee Steinfeld of "True Grit."
Leo's potty-mouthed slip of the tongue earned her a fan in co-host Anne Hathaway, who told OnTheRedCarpet.com she thanked the actress for it after the ceremony. Leo apologized for her language after the show.
Eisenberg was nominated for an Oscar for his role as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in "The Social Network" but lost to Colin Firth of "The King's Speech," which also won "Best Picture." (See a list of all the Academy Award winners as well as fashion photos from the Oscars red carpet.)