JESSE EISENBERG (Sam) Trained in both film and theater, rising star 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 Theater 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 (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 centered 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, directed by Todd Phillips of Old School, was released into theaters June 5th and has since earned over $275 Million domestically and over $460 Million worldwide. 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 ZetaJones. This romantic comedy about a single mom who falls for her babysitter (Bartha) was produced by The Film Department and will be released by The Weinstein Co. next year.
Additionally Bartha produced and stars in writer/director Jennifer Devoldere’s Shoe at your Foot, starring as „Jack‟ who is encouraged to take a romantic Paris vacation, despite just being dumped by his girlfriend. His trip soon turns into chaos and adventure when his luggage is swapped for a French woman’s (Cesar winner Melanie Laurant). 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. Other past film credits include Failure to Launch opposite Matthew McConaughey and Sarah Jessica Parker and Bart Freundlich’s Trust the Man, opposite Julianne Moore, Billy Crudup and Maggie Gyllenhaal. Bartha garnered critical acclaim for his portrayal of the psychologically challenged younger brother of a powerful federal prosecutor in Martin Brest’s Gigli, opposite Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez and Christopher Walken. On television, Bartha starred in Sidney Lumet’s Thought Crimes, an HBO film produced by Tom Fontana and Barry Levinson. He also starred as the title character in the NBC mid-season comedy, “Teachers,” directed by James Burrows. Bartha studied acting at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts then graduated from their film school.