Screenwriter and director Greg Mottola is best known for hit coming-of-age comedies Adventureland and Superbad. His latest project, a sci-fi comedy called Paul, was released in March 2011. The film stars Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and Seth Rogen. Mottola made his feature directing debut in 1996 with The Daytrippers, an independent comedy starring Hope Davis, Stanley Tucci, Parker Posey, and Liev Schrieber. Mottola wrote the script for the film, which won a FIPRESCI at the Toronto International Film Festival and the audience award at the Athens International Film Festival. Mottola also wrote the script for Adventureland, starring Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart. He directed the short film Swingin’ in the Painter’s Room. Mottola has also worked in television, having directed episodes of Arrested Development, The Comeback, Cracking Up, and Undeclared, as well as the TV movieThe Big Wide World of Carl Laemke.
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead) reunite for the comedy-adventure Paul as two sci-fi geeks whose pilgrimage takes them to America's UFO heartland....▶
It’s the summer of 1987. The stock market crash is a few months off, but for James Brennan (Jesse Eisenberg) things have already taken a recessionary turn....▶