In the upcoming FX on Hulu limited series “Fleishman Is in Trouble,” Jesse Eisenberg will play the lead role.
The limited series, which was picked up to series in March, follows recently divorced forty-something Toby Fleishman as he enters the new world of app-based dating with a level of success he never had before being married. At the same time, his ex-wife Rachel vanishes, leaving him with the kids and no clue of where she is or when she will return.
Separation from his wife has been difficult for Eisenberg’s Toby Fleishman, a recently divorced hepatologist, especially now that he’s learning how to be a single father. He’s just started using dating apps and is blown away by the amount of attention he’s getting from ladies.
Libby, the show’s narrator and Toby’s companion, is played by Caplan. Toby and Libby had been estranged for years, but after his divorce, they reconnected and restored their friendship. She used to work as a writer for a men’s magazine, but she now works as a full-time stay-at-home mother.
Eisenberg has only done a few TV roles in his career, and this will be one of them. He is well-known for his cinematic work, and in 2011 he was nominated for an Academy Award for best actor for his performance in “The Social Network.” He’s also appeared in films such as “Zombieland” and its current sequel, “The Squid and the Whale,” “The End of the Tour,” the “Now You See Me” trilogy, and “Batman v. Superman,” in which he played Lex Luthor. With the upcoming film “When You Finish Saving the World,” he will make his directorial debut.
Brodesser-Akner will also act as an executive producer and adapt the book for the cinema. Executive producers include Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly, Susannah Grant, Jonathan Dayton, and Valerie Faris. The initial round of episodes will also be directed by Dayton and Faris. The studio is ABC Signature.
With the next feature film When You Finish Saving the World, which he also authored, Eisenberg, an Oscar-nominated actor, will make his directorial debut. The A24 film, which is based on the Audible Original of the same name, was just released and received an Audie Award nomination for “Best Original Work.” CAA and Felker Toczek Gelman Suddleson represent him.