Jason Reitman is having an incredible year, it seems. The filmmaker is currently promoting his latest drama Labor Day, which is gathering major awards buzz at the Toronto Film Festival. Now it looks like Reitman isn’t wasting time in looking for another project to get busy with.
It’s being reported that the Juno director is looking to reunite with Jennifer Garner for the film Men, Women And Children. In addition to Garner, it’s said that Adam Sandler, Cameron Diaz, and Rosemarie DeWitt are also circling around the project.
Reitman’s Men, Women And Children is an adaptation of a novel by Chad Kultgen. According to Deadline, the novel is said to focus on a family unit with children that are junior high age, and the sexual awakenings they have in the digital age, where porn is readily available, and distributing racy images are just a few clicks away on social media. Sounds pretty relevant to us.
If Jason Reitman scores this cast, it will be the first truly star-studded cast he has worked with. In the past he has worked with little known actors, who are usually the supporting pieces to a performance driven by a larger celebrity. For instance, Charlize Theron in Young Adult, and George Clooney in Up in the Air.
So far Reitman’s track record regardless of the star power, has been on point. As it stands Reitman has directed three actors that have earned Oscar nominations for their work in his films. It looks like he’s continuing that streak with Labor Day. The crime drama, which stars Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin, tells the story of a 13-year-old boy and his recluse mother, who are willingly taken hostage.
As for his next project, if everything works out, the film will also reunite Reitman to the same people behind Labor Day, as Right of Way is said to be producing.