Jesse Eisenberg takes on 'Zombieland'

In final talks to join Woody Harrelson in horror comedy

Jesse Eisenberg may soon be traveling from Adventureland to Zombieland.

The actor is in final talks to join Woody Harrelson in Columbia Pictures horror comedy "Zombieland," about a mismatched pair of survivors who find friendship and redemption in a world overrun by zombies.

Eisenberg is in negotiations to play Flagstaff, a terrified shut-in whose cowardice makes him an expert at surviving the zombies but who is forced out of his shell to join the band of survivors, which includes Harrelson.

He recently wrapped a lead in Miramax's '80s comedy "Adventureland," in which he plays a recent college grad who takes a nowhere job at his local amusement park.

Ruben Fleischer is directing "Zombieland" off a script by the writing team Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick ("The Joe Schmo Show").

Gavin Polone and his Pariah Films shingle are producing.

The WMA-repped Eisenberg's credits include "The Squid and the Whale," "Rodger Dodger" and "The Hunting Party."

Leslie Simmons reported from Los Angeles; Gregg Goldstein reported from New York.
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