Here’s a slightly different trailer for Jason Reitman‘s new film Young Adult. The film is scripted by Diablo Cody and features Charlize Theron as Mavis, a struggling, damaged author who heads back to her home town to win back her old flame, played by Patrick Wilson. Trouble is, he’s a married family man. Not that it really matters to Mavis. She’s determined to bulldoze her way back into his life.
As in the other trailer you may have seen earlier today, Theron’s character is announced as a giant bitch with the opening chords of David Bowie’s ‘Queen Bitch’ well before someone in the trailer gets around to calling her out on it. From there, we’re treated to a collection of moments of Mavis being terrible to others, and to herself. We’d heard the movie was supposed to be very dark, even uncomfortable. So far, that’s on point. But moments with Patton Oswalt lighten the mood a bit, if not quite in the way we’re used to seeing from him.
This trailer swaps out the clothes shopping gag that hits towards the end of the ‘clean’ trailer for a slightly more raunchy joke. Check it out below. Read More »
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Not only did Labor Day just pass on the calendar, it got picked up by Paramount. Labor Day is the title of Jason Reitman‘s next movie, which will star Kate Winslet as a single mother who helps an escaped convict, played by Josh Brolin, and falls in love with him over the holiday weekend. Paramount will co-finance and distribute the romance, based on a novel by Joyce Maynard, from a screenplay by Reitman. Shooting will begin in June 2012. Read more after the jump. Read More »
It’s too bad that Sony, David Fincher and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo have already locked down the ‘feel-bad movie of Christmas’ tagline, because it looks like Jason Reitman‘s fourth film Young Adult might be a contender for that title.
The movie, scripted by Juno writer Diablo Cody, is a dark comedy about an alcoholic youth-lit author (Charlize Theron) who returns to her hometown to chase her now-married high school flame, played by Patrick Wilson. The one-sheet for the movie has just hit, and it looks like something that could be snuck onto a middle-school bookshelf alongside old Judy Blume books. With that portrait of a passed-out Theron, the youth-lit derived poster is in the running for most inspired design of 2011. Check it out in full below. Read More »
Paramount Pictures has released the first official photo of Charlize Theron in Jason Reitman‘s upcoming film Young Adult. In the film Theron plays Mavis Gary, “a writer of teen literature who returns to her small hometown to relive her glory days and attempt to reclaim her happily married high school sweetheart.” The movie costars Patton Oswalt and Patrick Wilson. I’ve heard good things coming out of the test screenings in Southern California, including praise for Theron, Oswalt and Diablo Cody‘s screenplay (which has been described as completely different than any of her past work). The film is not expected to appear at any of the festivals, skipping Reitman’s staples of Telluride and Toronto. Paramount Pictures will release Adult in theaters on December 16th 2011. Hit the jump to see the first photo.
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Posted on Tuesday, July 26th, 2011 by Angie Han
We’ve been hearing about the next Jason Reitman-Diablo Cody collaboration, Young Adult, for over a year now, and with each tidbit of news I’ve become more and more eager to see the film. And now that the release date has finally been announced, I finally know when I’ll actually get to watch it.
The film stars Charlize Theron as a writer who returns to her hometown in order to win back her high school sweetheart (Patrick Wilson). But don’t be fooled by the romcom-esque premise — Cody herself has described the project as “pretty serious and fucked up.” Hit the jump for details on the project, including the release date.
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Briefly: One of the great Hollywood means to Making an Extra Buck is working as a script doctor or uncredited rewrite artist. Many a now-famous writer/director has done such work either early in their career (Quentin Tarantino on Crimson Tides) or throughout it (John Sayles on more movies than I have space to list here).
The latest writer/director to take a rewrite gig is Jason Reitman, who in between his films Young Adult and Labor Day (which just cast Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin) will do rewrite work on the Steve Carell comedy Burt Wonderstone that recently tapped Don Scardino (30 Rock) to direct. THR doesn’t mention his name (oops) but does list the previous writers: Chad Kultgen first drafted the film, then John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein took over and crafted the draft that has been in play for a while. The film is about “a traditional magic man (Carell) who is dethroned by a hip younger illusionist and must then find a way to rediscover his love for magic.”
Jason Reitman has quickly crafted a significant directorial resume — Thank You For Smoking, Juno (reject the blowback — it’s a sweet, effective movie), and Up in the Air — and he has already wrapped his fourth movie, the Diablo Cody-scripted Young Adult. Now he is getting ready to work on his fifth, which will be an adaptation of Joyce Maynard‘s novel Labor Day.
Last year Josh Brolin was rumored to have a role in the film, and now we have word that Kate Winslet will be one of the other leads. Read More »
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Paramount Pictures has released the official one-pager for Jason Reitman‘s upcoming film Young Adult starring Charlize Theron, Patton Oswalt, and Patrick Wilson. I’ve heard good things coming out of the test screenings in Southern California, including praise for Theron, Oswalt and Diablo Cody‘s screenplay (which has been described as completely different than any of her past work). No release date has been announced, but I would assume that the film will premiere at the Toronto Film Festival in September, as that has been the debut venue for Retiman’s last couple films. The fact that Paramount had uploaded a one-pager also hints that they are probably planning to release the first image from the film soon. Hit the jump to find out more about the film.
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