Patton Oswalt & Patrick Wilson Join Jason Reitman's Next Film
Believe it or not, Up in the Air director Jason Reitman's next film starts shooting in the next few weeks. I didn't even realize he had chosen his next project, but apparently he has a couple lined up. Young Adult, based on another script by Diablo Cody about a ghostwriter (Charlize Theron) of young adult novels who returns to her hometown to reconnect with high-school friends, has gained a few great cast members. 24 Frames reports that Reitman has cast Patton Oswalt and Patrick Wilson (who is still negotiating his deal) in various roles. My guess is that Wilson plays the ex-boyfriend that "wants nothing to do with her."
There are probably a few other roles left to fill, and we might as well expect a J.K. Simmons appearance as well, but for now it's those three who'll be leading Reitman's Young Adult. In addition to Cody's script and Reitman at the helm, producers Mason Novick, Mandate Pictures and Mr. Mudd from Juno are all back as well. 24 Frames says there's still another big female lead to be cast, so I'm sure we'll hear more about this very soon. I'm pretty damn excited to see Patton Oswalt in a Jason Reitman film and in general I just can't wait to see what he cooks up for his fourth feature, since he's been knocking them out of the park non-stop.
Charlize Theron (I recently learned how to pronouce her name properly) with Patrick Wilson and Patton Oswalt? I in, perhaps Cody has gotten her writing talent back.
Xerxex on Sep 24, 2010
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