The Fighter Oscar winner Melissa Leo and The Social Network star (and Best Actor nominee) Jesse Eisenberg are set to star as mother and son in the dark comedy Predisposed, a rep for Eisenberg confirms to EW. The project is a remake of a 2009 Sundance short film that starred Leo and was co-written by Ron Nyswaner (Philadelphia, The Painted Veil) and Phil Dorling. (Dorling helmed the 2009 short, but Nyswaner will take charge of the upcoming feature.) The film’s plot will revolve around a rehab-bound mom (Leo) whose overachieving son (Eisenberg) helps her get intoxicated again in order to make her health insurance pay for treatment. 30 Rock star Tracy Morgan is set to star as Leo’s drug dealer.
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