Juno’s Reitman and Cody reunite for Young Adult

The creative team behind Juno are set to reteam for the film Young Adult, with Charlize Theron lined up to star.

According to Deadline, director Jason Reitman will helm the flick penned by Oscar winning screenwriter Diablo Cody.

Deadline also offer a plot synopsis for the film:

“Theron plays a ghostwriter of young adult novels who plots to reclaim her identity. Her campaign involves going back and rekindling a relationship with her high school boyfriend — who’s freshly married, is a new father, and wants no part of her. While she works on her plan, the ghostwriter reengages with high school acquaintances and their experiences in trying to fulfill all those high school hopes and dreams that often get crushed by the realities of life.”

Seems like the kind of bittersweet/vaguely cynical dramedy that Reitman does best. Production is set to begin in New York in November.

Discuss: I’m a big fan of all three of Reitman’s films (Thank You For Smoking, Juno, Up in the Air), and loved Cody’s screenplay for Juno as well as her work on the show United States of Tara. How do you feel about the duo?


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