'Pretender' Stars Oscar Winner Melissa Leo, Oscar Nom Jesse Eisenberg, Oscar-Nothing Tracy Morgan
Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) and Melissa Leo (The Fighter, The F-Bomb at "The Oscars") star as a wannabe Juliard student and his drug addicted mom. Morgan plays Leo's drug dealer, whose name is Sprinkles. In a word, nice. Oscar nominated writer/director Ron Nyswaner (Philadelphia) is helming and scribing, sharing screenplay credit with Philip Dorling.
Surrounded by Oscar folk, let's hope that brings out the best in Morgan. "Yeah, here's hoping, Liz Lemon." (Collider)