Let’s face it, anything Jason Reitman touches turns to gold. With Up In the Air, Juno, and Thank You For Smoking under his directorial belt, Reitman has quite the track record to practically surpass his old man, Ivan Reitman (Ghostbusters, Stripes, Twins, Kindergarten Cop). Even with Diablo Cody’s screenplay, I think Reitman has the experience to keep the over-the-top dialogue in check; Jennifer’s Body anyone? Check out the first teaser poster and plot synopsis of Young Adult after the jump!
Young Adult is based on the story of an alcoholic teen-lit author, Charlize Theron. This dark comedy brings her story back to her hometown to try and wrangle up an old high school boyfriend played by Patrick Wilson who she finds out to be married.
With great actors, Wilson, Theron and Patton Oswalt, thrown into a Diablo Cody story, and directed by Jason Reitman, this will probably be one of my most anticipated films later this year. Could we see Oscar possibilities? We’ll just have to wait and see!
The official plot synopsis brought to you by /Film:
Academy Award® winner Charlize 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 (Patrick Wilson). When returning home proves more difficult than she thought, Mavis forms an unusual bond with a former classmate (Patton Oswalt) who hasn’t quite gotten over high school, either.
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