The first poster for Jason Reitman’s Young Adult has gone online and it’s pretty great. The film centers on an alcoholic writer (Charlize Theron) who writes young adult novels (hence the design of the poster) and decides to return to her small town to pursue her high-school boyfriend (Patrick Wilson) who is now happily married with a young child. This leads Theron’s character to another high-school classmate played by Patton Oswalt. It’s a good cast, Reitman makes pretty good movies, and the script is from Diablo Cody. Young Adult is being billed as a darker movie than Reitman’s previous work and it’s skipping the festival circuit in favor of a limited release on December 2nd and a wide release the following weekend. However, because of the re-teaming of Reitman and Cody, the Juno comparison will be inevitable despite the drastically different story and tone.
Hit the jump to check out the poster. [Update: We have updated the poster with a hi-res version]
Here’s the official synopsis for Young Adult:
Academy Award® winner Charlize Theron plays Mavis Gary, a writer of teen literature who returns to her small hometown to relive her glory days and attempt to reclaim her happily married high school sweetheart (Patrick Wilson). When returning home proves more difficult than she thought, Mavis forms an unusual bond with a former classmate (Patton Oswalt) who hasn’t quite gotten over high school, either.