Coming off of last year's mega-hit, Up In The Air, it seems like Jason Reitman could do just about any project he wants. That apparently means another project with Diablo Cody, the writer of Reitman's Juno. When Reitman followed Juno with the outstanding Up In The Air, Cody followed with the abysmal Jennifer's Body, leaving those of us who defended her writing style feeling that maybe we had to rethink our position.
The news hit at Deadline that the pair would be teaming up again for Young Adult, starring Charlize Theron. She plays a writer relegated to the role of ghostwriter of books for young adults. She's had enough and sets out to find her identity. This involves going back to her high school days and reconnecting with her high school friends, loves, and hopes. Filming is set to begin in New York in November.
The story definitely doesn't get me excited, but I suppose on paper I wasn't too interested in Juno, either. As someone who plans on never attending any high school reunions, this one might be a hard sell for me. And I worry that this could end up being a step back for Reitman. What do you all think?