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Jesse Eisenberg Might Sub In for James Franco on Noah Baumbach’s Next Project

Noah Baumbach's While We're Young currently stars Ben Stiller as the male half of an older couple that befriends a younger couple and, in the process, loosens up. James Franco was previously attached as the dude in the younger couple, but he's dropped out for scheduling reasons — and now Jesse Eisenberg, who starred in Baumbach's The Squid and the Whale, is in talks. (Naomi Watts is also a casting possibility, as Ben Stiller's wife.) Jesse Eisenberg: not a bad second option! [24Frames/LAT]