Paramount Pictures acquired world rights to Mandate Pictures’ Young Adult, the pic that reteams Juno scribe Diablo Cody and director Jason Reitman. Deadline broke the story about the film and that they had landed Charlize Theron to play the lead role, a ghostwriter of young adult novels who dips into some adolescent behavior. Patrick Wilson and Patton Oswalt have also joined the cast, per the studio’s announcement. The movie begins production in New York this month.
While the release mostly repeats material Deadline already covered, here’s a new wrinkle I can report: Elizabeth Reaser, who plays Esme Cullen in the Twilight Saga films, has sunk her teeth into a significant role in Reitman’s film. She plays the wife of the man (Wilson) that Theron’s character is trying to steal away. Reaser is also starring in the indie Homework with Emma Roberts and Michael Angarano.