Jason Reitman to Direct Diablo Cody's 'Young Adult' After All
In 2007, audiences were treated to the breakout quirky indie hit Juno thanks to the clever, hipster-esque script from Diablo Cody and the spectacular direction of one of my recent favorite filmmakers - Jason Reitman. Both were nominated for Academy Awards in their respective positions as writer and director, and the film itself was nominated for Best Picture. Now Deadline reports the duo will be teaming up again and bringing Charlize Theron along for the ride with Young Adult, the story of a ghostwriter (Theron) of young adult novels who realizes she has no identity with her pseudonym and plots to reclaim her identity.
In her efforts to find herself she attempts to rekindle a relationship with her high school sweetheart (now married with kids and wanting nothing to do with her) and reconnect with other high school acquaintances. In her return to past relationships she hones in on the "young adult" experiences by living up all the high school dreams that often take a backseat to the real world. No studio is attached yet but many are interested so it should only be a matter of time. Also, even though initial reports didn't peg Reitman's involvement it looks like this will end up being his next directing gig since the current plan is to go into production in New York this November. So if all goes as planned, Reitman's growing slate will just have to wait. Interested?