Jason Reitman To Direct And Charlize Theron To Star In Diablo Cody's Young Adult

Following the release and subsequent success of Juno, everybody thought that Diablo Cody was the next big thing. The writer was given an Oscar, gained a huge following and was offered more than her fair share of projects. Then Jennifer's Body happened and things didn't look so good for her theatrically. While she was able to create a successful series in The United States of Tara, it appeared that she was no longer a sure thing. So how do you get that back? By getting the old band back together.

Deadline reports that Jason Reitman, who directed Cody's Juno, has signed on to direct Young Adult, with Charlize Theron in the lead role. In the film, Theron will be an author who becomes successful writing under a pseudonym until she realizes that she has become distanced from her work. The film is currently aiming for a November 10 start date and will film in New York.

If you have made it this far in the article, I would like to take this time to commend you. There is a reason why I choose pictures for my articles after I have already written them. If I didn't, it would take me three hours to complete a story about an actress like Charlize Theron. Now that this article has ended, please enjoy staring at the above photo for the rest of eternity.

Eric Eisenberg
Assistant Managing Editor

NJ native who calls LA home and lives in a Dreamatorium. A decade-plus CinemaBlend veteran who is endlessly enthusiastic about the career he’s dreamt of since seventh grade.