Jason Reitman Options Elliot Allagash

Jason Reitman

Four-time Academy award nominated writer/director/producer Jason Reitman and his Right of Way Films production banner have optioned movie rights to Saturday Night Live writer Simon Rich‘s novel Elliot Allagash. Rich will adapt his book for the screen, and while Reitman intends to produce the adaptation, THR is unsure if he will direct it or not.

The book is a return to teenage years, telling the story of a high school loser named Seymour who gets a life-changing makeover after meeting a fabulously wealthy transfer student named Elliot. Seymour is taught how to gain popularity and power, under one condition… he must agree to do whatever Elliot tells him to do.

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