DreamWorks Animation has found a very real director for the story of an imaginary friend, as the Academy Award-nominated Jason Reitman is set to write and direct Beekle, based on the award-winning children's book, The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend. Beekle is the first project to be put into development by DreamWorks Animation's recently appointed Co-Presidents of Feature Animation Bonnie Arnold and Mireille Soria. It is the first foray into animation for Reitman, the celebrated director of films including the Academy Award-nominated Juno, Thank You for Smoking, Young Adult, Labor Day, Men, Women & Children, and the Academy Award-nominated Up in the Air, for which Reitman earned a Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay.
Beekle is the story of an imaginary friend who is so odd and so unique that no kid could possibly imagine him. So he decides to take matters into his own hands, and sets off on an unimaginable journey to the land of people in search of a best friend.Read More
On the heels of his new adaptation Labor Day expanding into theaters nationwide this weekend, director Jason Reitman has signed on to direct The Possibilities. The project will be adapted from The Descendants author Kaui Hart Hemmings' upcoming novel, which will be published on May 13. Take a look at the official plot description for the book below."In this highly anticipated novel from the bestselling author of The Descendants, a grieving mother struggles to overcome her son's death, when a strange girl enters her life with a secret that changes them both forever.
Sarah St. John, a single mother, is reeling from grief: Three months ago, her twenty-one-year-old son, Cully, died in an avalanche near their home in the ski resort town of Breckenridge, Colorado.Read More
Paramount Pictures has released not one, but two trailers for their Christmas Day release Labor Day, from Juno director Jason Reitman. Josh Brolin plays a career criminal who weasels his way into the life of a single mother (Kate Winslet) and her son, changing their lives forever over the course of one long Labor Day weekend. Check out the first footage from what is sure to be an Oscar contender this awards season.
Labor Day was released December 27th, 2013.Read More
Jason Reitman has plans to adapt author Chad Kultgen's drama novel Men, Women & Children for the big screen.
The book explores the sexual pressures at work on junior high school students and their parents navigating the same Internet landscape. Adam Sandler, Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Garner and Rosemarie DeWitt are all circling the project.Read More
Paramount Pictures, a division of Viacom, Inc., and Indian Paintbrush, announced today that principal photography has begun on Labor Day, from Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Jason Reitman, with Academy Award-winner Kate Winslet and Academy Award-nominated Josh Brolin starring. The film is shooting in Massachusetts.
Based on Joyce Maynard's novel of the same name, the film is written and directed by Reitman (Young Adult, Up in the Air) who will produce with his partner Helen Estabrook through their Right of Way Films banner, along with the Academy Award-nominated team of Lianne Halfon and Russell Smith (Young Adult, Juno) of Mr. Mudd. Steven M. Rales (Young Adult, Like Crazy) and Mark Roybal (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, No Country for Old Men) of Indian Paintbrush will serve as executive producers.Read More
Writer-director Jason Reitman has come aboard to rewrite the screenplay for Burt Wonderstone, which has Steve Carell attached to star.
It isn't known if this will be a complete page-one rewrite, or just a simple polish, but Jason Reitman will work on the script for several weeks. The story centers on the title character, an iconic Las Vegas magician who is suddenly upstaged by a young new talent. He then goes on a journey of self-discovery to re-kindle his love of magic once again.Read More
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In a story from The Hollywood Reporter, Charlize Theron and Jason Reitman are presently in talks for Young Adult, based on a script by Diablo Cody for Mandate Pictures.
Mandate bought the script in March.Read More