Thank You for Smoking: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Room 9 Entertainment, the production shingle started by PayPal co-creator David O. Sacks, has optioned the rights to Christopher Buckley's novel Thank You for Smoking from Warner Bros. Pictures. Jason Reitman, an award-winning short film and commercial director, is attached to direct from his script in what will be his feature film debut.

The satirical comedy follows the machinations of Big Tobacco's chief spokesman, Nick Naylor, who spins on behalf of the embattled tobacco industry while trying to remain a role model for his 12-year-old son.

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