Jason Reitman and Diablo Cody reteam for YOUNG ADULTS
Even after the box office failure of the Jason Reitman-produced, Diablo Cody-written JENNIFER'S BODY (we can't win them all, right?), the fabulous duo aren't giving up on each other yet. They have just reteamed to make YOUNG ADULTS. The script was written by Cody, which The Playlist described as Cody's "most mature effort to date, largely dispensing with the annoying slang she’s been tagged with and is refreshingly unhip...funny, yet sad/pathetic and a little unflinching in the way it doesn’t let the female lead’s grotesque narcissism and or insecurities off the hook."
According to my pal Russ Fischer over at /Film, the script was optioned by Mandate Pictures back in March and there was heavy talk of all the JUNO team coming back. Well, Mandate's back, Reitman's back, and of course Cody's back. All we're left is the lead. Since Ellen Page might be too young to fit this bill and Megan Foxx can't even make a kitten smile, we're getting Oscar winner Charlize Theron for our lead.
Here's short synopsis, courtesy of Deadline:
A ghostwriter of young adult novels who realizes she has no identity with her pseudonym and plots to reclaim her identity. Her campaign involves going back and rekindling a relationship with her high school boyfriend–who’s freshly married, is a new father, and wants no part of her.
Cody's a fantastic writer and it's nice she's dropping that lingo she began with that bothered quite a few people (not me!). Mandate is currently trying to get the cameras rolling in November of this year.
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