November 30th, 2011, by Rob

Young Adult - Movie2k Movie PosterMovie2k Movies – Young Adult Synopsis

Young Adult is an upcoming 2011 comedy-drama film directed by Jason Reitman. The screenplay is written by Diablo Cody.

Reitman and Cody worked together previously on the 2007 film, Juno. The film is scheduled to have a limited release December 9, 2011, and a wide release December 16.



Movie2k Movies – Young Adult Plot

Academy Award(R) 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


Movie2k Movies – Young Adult Cast


Movie2k Movies – Young Adult Production Notes

Screenwriter Diablo Cody said the genesis of Young Adult came from;
“This common question I would get at Q&As or press junkets or what-have-you was: “Why are you so fixated on [movies about] adolescents?” [I began wondering:] Am I stunted somehow? And so as I thought about my own life, I thought, “Gosh, that would be a great character—a woman in her 30s who writes young-adult fiction and does in fact cling to deluded teenage fantasies in her real life, and is obsessed with recreating her teenage years come hell or high water.””

Writing a spec script, she sent drafts to her friend and Juno director, Jason Reitman, for critique. When Labor Day, a film Reitman had been preparing had its production pushed to 2012, he had a window to direct Cody’s script, shot on a $12 million budget in 30 days.

Young Adult star Charlize Theron rose to fame in the late 1990s following her roles in 2 Days in the Valley, Mighty Joe Young, The Devil’s Advocate and The Cider House Rules. She received critical acclaim and an Academy Award for her portrayal of serial killer Aileen Wuornos in the film Monster, for which she became the first African to win an Academy Award in a major acting category. She received another Academy Award nomination for her performance in North Country.

After Charlize Theron and Patrick Wilson were cast, Patton Oswalt was signed after doing a table read-through of the script at Reitman’s house. Patton said that because his character, Matt Freehauf, had been badly beaten as a teen and was required to walk with a brace, he consulted with both an acting coach and a physical therapist to prepare for the role: “I just wanted less and less to have to think about so I could be more present in the scenes with Charlize. She’s a really instinctual actor and I really didn’t want to be sitting there with eight other thoughts on my head while she’s just rolling with it.”




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