Jason Reitman May Direct Adam Sandler in 'Men, Women & Children'

September 4, 2013

Adam Sandler

Lately, Adam Sandler has been caught up in his usual goofy antics with comedic disasters like Grown Ups 2, That's My Boy and Jack & Jill. However, it sounds like we might get the return of the true actor side of Sandler that we've seen sparsely in films like Punch-Drunk Love, Spanglish, Reign Over Me and Funny People. Deadline has word that Jason Reitman (Juno, Thank You for Smoking and Up in the Air) will direct an adaptation of Chad Kultgen's novel Men, Woman & Children with Sandler, Jennifer Garner and Rosemarie DeWitt currently circling lead roles in the film looking to start production in November.

Here's the description of the book from the back cover:

Chad Kultgen, cult hero and author of the buzz-generating illicit classics 'The Average American Male' and 'The Lie,' cuts to the quick of the American psyche like no other author writing today. In 'Men, Women & Children' he explores the sexual pressures at work on a handful of troubled, conflicted junior-high students and their equally dysfunctional parents. From porn-surfing fathers to World of Warcraft-obsessed sons, from competitive cheerleaders to their dissatisfied, misguided mothers, Kultgen clicks open the emotionally treacherous culture in which we live—in his most ambitious and surprising book yet.

Cameron Diaz is reportedly circling a role in the film as well, but there aren't any done deals yet. Indian Paintbrush is currently in talks to finance the film which would be produced by Reitman's Right Of Way  banner along with Mr. Mudd, the two company's which teamed up for Reitman's current festival entry Labor Day (ready Alex's review from Telluride right here). Everything is still coming together, so some of these cast members might not fall into place in the end, but we're hoping Sandler sticks with this project, because it will certainly be another milestone performance for his career. Stay tuned.

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Reader Feedback - 9 Comments


Me personally, I'd like to see Jenna Fischer with Sandler in a movie like this.

ASFan on Sep 4, 2013


Just keep Sandler far away from the editing room and we might have a good movie on our hands.

Charlie Hard on Sep 5, 2013


This is Reitman's baby. That shouldn't be an issue.

ASFan on Sep 5, 2013


I'm all for this. Adam Sandler is actually a terrific actor. When he, you know... gives a shit.

Nielsen700 on Sep 5, 2013


I'm a big fan of Adam Sandler. In fact, I have a collection of his movies in my home theater. His movies are perfect for the whole family.

Home Theater Austin on Sep 5, 2013


This movie ain't gonna be for the whole family.

ASFan on Sep 5, 2013


Nice comment, Adam Sandler.

Guy who comments on things on Sep 5, 2013


Robbed at the Oscars too, right?

cobrazombie on Sep 5, 2013


I don't know I guess Reitman knows what he's doing or at least I hope so..

DavideCoppola on Sep 6, 2013

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