Justin Bartha Unites with Jesse Eisenberg in ‘Asuncion’

Justin Bartha Unites with Jesse Eisenberg in ‘Asuncion’

Is there a more overlooked actor in the ‘Hangover’ series than Justin Bartha? Poor Doug gets completely left out of all of the misadventure and twisted fun that befalls the wolfpack. It seems Justin Bartha isn’t going to let Broadway overlooked him. He starring in the latest Zach Braff Off-Broadway play ‘All New People’ at the Second Stage Theatre which opened Monday night. Now comes word that he’ll be joining Jesse Eisenberg in the dark comedy ‘Asuncion’ that is due to open October 27 Off-Broadway at the Cherry Lane Theatre.

In the production, Bartha will be Eisenberg’s roommate Vinny who has his world flipped upside down when a Filipino roommate moves in and kindly scrambles his worldview. Kip Fagan has signed on to direct the play, and Eisenberg is making his playwrighting debut penning ‘Asuncion.’

Bartha and Eisenberg are certainly no strangers. They starred in the independent film ‘Holy Rollers’ released last year that was the aptly titled vehicle about Hasidic ecstasy dealers.

Eisenberg has been quite busy of late. In addition to playing the career changing role of Mark Zuckerberg in the film ‘The Social Network’ which got him an Oscar nod, he’s appeared of late in ‘Zombieland,’ ‘Solitary Man’ and ‘Adventureland.’ His latest film ’30 Minutes or Less’ starring Danny McBride and Nick Swardson hits theatres August 12.

Bartha’s next film is ‘Dark Horse’ which is Todd Solondz’s (Welcome to the Dollhouse, Happiness) latest film. Bartha will co-star in the film with Selma Blair and Christopher Walken. No release date has been set.