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Jason Reitman preps for next film

Writer: Ezwan Mehzas


Jason Reitman's next film will be "Men, Women & Children".

6 Sep – "Labor Day" has only just premiered at the Telluride Film Festival, but director Jason Reitman is already putting together his next project, with sources saying that he plans to have Adam Sandler, Rosemarie DeWitt, and Jennifer Garner in lead roles.

The film is based on Chad Kultgen's novel, "Men, Women & Children", which explores the sexual pressures at work in two generations – junior high school students and their parents – as they navigate the internet age. The "Thank You For Smoking" filmmaker worked with Erin Cressida Wilson to co-write the adaptation for the novel.

It is unclear what roles Sandler, DeWitt and Garner would take but the main character is a man obsessed with porn whose wife is cheating on him with another man. Another plotline in the novel is an obsessive mother whose teenage daughter is equally obsessed with wanting to be thin and beautiful, no matter the cost.

It has been reported that the critically acclaimed filmmaker plans to start shooting in November.


Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin in "Labor Day".

Meanwhile, the 35-year-old director and producer's latest, "Labor Day", will screen at the Toronto International Film Festival before its limited release by Paramount on Christmas Day. Set in 1987, the film tells the story of divorced, depressed single mother Adele and her 13-year-old son Henry. Both mother and son get into trouble when they decide to give a ride to an injured man who turns out to be an escaped convict.

The film is an adaptation of Joyce Maynard's novel of the same name and features Kate Winslet, Gattlin Griffith and Josh Brolin in the lead roles.


Cinema Online, 06 September 2013

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