Eisenberg takes on deadheads for Columbia


Jesse Eisenberg may soon be traveling from Adventureland to Zombieland.

The actor is in final talks to join Woody Harrelson in the Columbia 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 a local amusement park.

Ruben Fleischer is directing"Zombieland" off a script by the team of 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," "Roger Dodger" and "The Hunting Party."

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