Hulu just put in a ten episode straight-to-series order for Casual with Jason Reitman serving as executive producer and directing the premiere episode, but Reitman is also busy lining up a new film project, an adaptation of a Skip Hollandsworth article published in the Texas Monthly. I Would Only Rob Banks for My Family will mark the first time Reitman is teaming up with his father, Ivan Reitman, since 2009’s Up in the Air and the project will also be a reunion for Nick Hornby and Fox Searchlight as well. Hornby is the writer behind Wild, which is picking up a good deal of Oscar buzz right now.
Hit the jump for more on what the group’s got coming in I Would Only Rob Banks for My Family.
The Hollandsworth article tells the true story of an average Texas family who manages to pull off two heists, but then gets caught attempting a third. Jason Reitman will be producing the project via Right of Way and his father will do show for Montecito Picture Company.
According to THR, it’s unclear whether or not I Would Only Rob Banks for My Family will be at the top of Jason Reitman’s to do list after Casual, but there hasn’t been much talk about Reitman pursuing other projects recently so there is a chance it could be up next, or at least right after The Possibilities if he’s made any progress on that.
Reitman’s had a bit of a rough run recently. Not only did Labor Day and Men, Women & Children perform poorly with critics, but neither made much money at the box office either. The last time Reitman worked with his father, his film scored six Academy Award nominations, so hopefully the reunion will turn things around for him. Plus, having Hornby penning the script couldn’t hurt either.
Click here to check out Hollandsworth’s article.