With his upcoming directorial feature Labor Day screening in Toronto, news is already breaking about Jason Reitman’s next effort. It looks like Reitman will write and direct an adaptation of Chad Kultgen’s novel, Men, Women & Children. Financed by Indian Paintbrush, the film would follow a “family with junior high school students [that] 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.” None of the parties are locked in at this point, but the possible talent lined up both behind and in front of the camera makes this one worth watching. Hit the jump for more.
Deadline reports that not only is Reitman lining up Men, Women & Children as his next directorial effort, but that Adam Sandler, Jennifer Garner and Rosemarie DeWitt are circling roles. The report also has Cameron Diaz possibly signing on for a part as well. The film would move into production as early as this November.
Here’s the synopsis from Kultgen’s Men, Women & Children (via Amazon):
Chad Kultgen, cult hero and author of the buzz-generating illicit classics The Average American Male and The Lie, cuts to the quick of the American psyche like no other author writing today. In Men, Women & Children he explores the sexual pressures at work on a handful of troubled, conflicted junior-high students and their equally dysfunctional parents. From porn-surfing fathers to World of Warcraft-obsessed sons, from competitive cheerleaders to their dissatisfied, misguided mothers, Kultgen clicks open the emotionally treacherous culture in which we live—in his most ambitious and surprising book yet.