We’ve been following Jason Reitman’s career for some time now. Ever since we peeped his incredible short film In God We Trust on Atom Films several years ago. Jason is of course the son of Ghostbusters and Animal House director Ivan Reitman. But he’s not standing it Ivan’s shadows. He’s been making a name for himself. His last indie flick, Thank You For Smoking was both critically acclaimed and publicly accepted. Until now all we’ve known about his next film Juno, was that it involved a young woman dealing with an unplanned pregnancy. Our good friends at Fox Searchlight have sent us the official plot synopsis:
JUNO (Ellen Page) is a whip-smart teen confronting an unplanned pregnancy by her classmate Bleeker (Michael Cera). With the help of her hot best friend Leah (Olivia Thirlby), Juno finds her unborn child a “perfect” set of parents: an affluent suburban couple, Mark and Vanessa (Jason Bateman and Jennifer Garner), longing to adopt. Luckily, Juno has the total support of her parents (J.K. Simmons and Allison Janney) as she faces some tough decisions, flirts with adulthood and ultimately figures out where she belongs.
Sounds interesting, and it sure has a great cast. Searchlight has also announced that they will give the film a platform release (ala Little Miss Sunshine) starting on Friday, December 14th, 2007 (just in time for award season).
And if you haven’t yet watched Jason’s first film, the short we mentioned earlier – In God We Trust, check it out after the jump.