Belfast Telegraph

Eisenberg to reunite with Baumbach?

Jesse Eisenberg could be set for a reunion with director Noah Baumbach.

The Social Network Oscar nominee was propelled to fame after appearing in Noah's 2005 film, The Squid And The Whale, and is now said to be in talks to team up with the filmmaker again in his forthcoming drama, While We're Young.

Naomi Watts is also in discussions to star in the film about inter-generational couples, reported LA Times' 24 Frames.

Formal deals for both stars are not yet in place, and their spokespeople weren't available for comment.

While We're Young follows a childless couple in their 40s who decide to strike up an unlikely friendship with a younger couple.

Ben Stiller, who starred in Noah's Greenberg film, has already been cast as the older male, with Naomi set to play his wife, and Jesse is tipped to be one half of the younger couple.

The film has had quite a few casting shake-ups. James Franco was initially set to play the role that Jesse could take, with Cate Blanchett as the older female.

Since portraying Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Jesse - who is preparing to shoot Woody Allen's new film in Rome - has been busy. He voices a lead character in Rio and will next be seen in the action comedy 30 Minutes Or Less.

Naomi, who was last seen in political drama Fair Game, has upcoming roles in Clint Eastwood's J Edgar and tense thriller Dream House.


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