“Juno” was one of my favorite movies of 2007, so I was really happy to see director Jason Reitman and screenwriter Diablo Cody team up again for a new movie. The name of the film is “Young Adult” and will feature Charlize Theron, Patton Oswalt, Patrick Wilson, and Elizabeth Rease. Theron will play a writer of young adult novels who comes back home to the small town she grew up in, to relive her past glory and win back her married sweetheart, who will be played by Wilson.

Official Synopsis From Paramount:

Paramount Pictures and Mandate Pictures Present
A Mr. Mudd Production
In Association with Right of Way Films and Denver & Delilah Films
A Film by Jason Reitman
“Young Adult”
Executive Producers Nathan Kahane, John Malkovich, Steven Rales, Helen Estabrook
Produced by Lianne Halfon, Russell Smith,
Diablo Cody, Mason Novick, Jason Reitman
Written by Diablo Cody
Directed by Jason Reitman

Cast: Charlize Theron, Patton Oswalt, Patrick Wilson, Elizabeth Reaser

Synopsis: 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.

“Young Adult” reunites Jason Reitman, Academy Award© nominated director of “Juno,” and Academy Award© winning screenwriter, Diablo Cody.

Release: TBD

This film has not been rated.


There has been positive buzz from test screenings and this premise sounds very exciting. I am extremely hopeful for this project.

by @Rudie_Obias


By Rudie Obias

Lives in Brooklyn, New York. He's a freelance writer interested in cinema, pop culture, sex lifestyle, science fiction, and web culture. His work can be found at Mental Floss, Movie Pilot, UPROXX, ScreenRant, Battleship Pretension and of course Shockya.com.

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