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Jesse Eisenberg Adapting 'Bream' Stories as Amazon Comedy (Exclusive)
Jesse Eisenberg is looking to bring his series of short stories to life.
The Oscar nominee is adapting Bream Gives Me the Hiccups as a half-hour comedy for Amazon, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Written on spec, the comedy is based on a series of short stories that The Social Network star writes for McSweeney's.
Eisenberg wrote the script on spec and will executive produce and direct the project. A24's Ravi Nandan (USA Network's Playing House) and John Hodges will also executive produce.
Bream centers on a privileged and precocious 9-year-old restaurant critic who visits different eateries with his alcoholic mother, reviewing everything, often with his friend Matthew. Eisenberg has written 12 in the series, starting in 2012 and running through the end of 2013.
Eisenberg next stars in End of the Tour, which will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. His upcoming features include Louder Than Bombs, American Ultra and Batman v. Superman. He's currently in production on Now You See Me 2. Bream marks Eisenberg's first TV writing credit after plays including The Revisionist, in which he co-starred with Vanessa Redgrave, and Asuncion. His next play is the upcoming The Spoils. His small-screen roles include guest gigs on Modern Family and The Newsroom. He's represented by CAA and attorney Patti Felker.