The upcoming dark comedy Young Adult is reunion for director Jason Reitman and Diablo Cody, the creative team behind the 2007 comedy/drama Juno that scored Reitman an Oscar nomination and Cody an Academy Award. The movie stars Charlize Theron as unlikeable teen fiction writer Mavis Gary, who returns to her Midwestern hometown to reclaim her high school boyfriend (Patrick Wilson), now a happily married expectant father.
Young Adult is already receiving Oscar buzz, no doubt due to Theron's willingness to play a nasty character, and Reitman's ability to make a movie about the "girl you hated in high school" an appealing and entertaining movie. In an interview with The Playlist, Reitman explained how he and Theron came to work together.
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