BREAKING: Jason Reitman, who’ll launch his film Labor Day in Toronto and preside over a reading of Paul Thomas Anderson’s Boogie Nights script there, is fast mobilizing his next film. I’m told that Indian Paintbrush is looking to finance an adaptation of the Chad Kultgen novel Men, Women and Children, with Adam Sandler, Jennifer Garner and Rosemarie DeWitt circling the lead roles. There is talk that Cameron Diaz might take part as well in a film that is eyeing a November start.
The book focuses on a family with junior high school students and deals with the navigation of sexual awakenings in a digital age where the Internet has made pornography, blogs and social networking just a few clicks away.
If the pieces come together the way I’ve described them, this would amount to a reteam of the parties that made Labor Day, as Right Of Way is producing with Mr. Mudd. Spokespersons say nothing is done, and Indian Paintbrush is not committed. Stay tuned.