Jason Reitman Plans “Men, Women, & Children”

By Kirsten Anderson Uncategorized

Coming to the big screen, thanks to Jason Reitman.

Books are popular with people planning movies in Toronto. And books are particularly popular with Jason Reitman, whose adaptation of the novel “Labor Day” is playing at the festival, and who has announced that his next movie will be “Men, Women, & Children,” an adaptation of the novel by Chad Kultgen. Lots of adaptations going around these days.

So again, we turn to Amazon for the most legit description of the book:

In “Men, Women, & Children,” his [that would be Chad's] incisive vision, unerring prose, and red-light-district imagination are at their most ambitious and surprising, as he explores the sexual pressures of junior high school students and their parents navigating the internet’s shared landscape of pornography, blogs, social networking, and its promise of opportunities,escapes, reinvented identities, and unexpected conflicts.

So it sounds like we’re in “American Beauty” territory.

Reitman already is rounding up cast members, with Adam Sandler, Jennifer Garner, and Rosemary DeWitt in line to take lead roles. Cameron Diaz is also rumored to be up for a part.

Filming is set to begin in November. As previously noted, Reitman’s “Labor Day,” with Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin, is playing at the festival after premiering at Telluride last weekend.

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