September 5, 2013 - 14:18 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Helmer Jason Reitman has a list of actors he wants to work with in his next movie. Reitman, whose directing credits include "Thank You for Smoking" and "Up in the Air", is reportedly eyeing Adam Sandler, Jennifer Garner and Rosemarie DeWitt for "Men, Women and Children", AceShowbiz said citing The Hollywood Reporter.
Deadline adds that in addition to the three aforementioned names, Cameron Diaz might be in line for a role in the adaptation of the Chad Kultgen novel. Reitman is said to have worked on the screenplay with "Chloe" scribe Erin Cressida Wilson. The plan is to kick off the production in November.
The book, published in June 2011, tells a story of 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.
“After two novels of puerile juvenilia, Kultgen (The Average American Male) expands his horizons a little in this sometimes thoughtful account of a group of junior high classmates and their screwed-up parents. Among the sprawling cast is the Truby family: parents stuck in a sexless dead-end marriage while son Chris drifts deeper into dependence on strange porn. Then there's Chris's classmate, Tim Mooney, who quits the football team to devote more time to video games, and Hannah Clint, a classmate and aspiring actress whose résumé Web site begins drawing a pedophile fan base, to her mother's misguided enthusiasm ("there might be an opportunity to turn the web site into a business," she reasons). Kultgen is an artless writer—the prose reads like an instruction manual, and his characters are little more than the sum of their perversions—but he does manage to pose questions about the things men will never admit to thinking, and about the dark side of the Internet and its effects on interpersonal relationships; it's too bad they're coated in salacious narrative slop,” the book review published at Publisher Weekly said.
If all said actors are confirmed to be included in the cast ensemble, the project stages reunion between Garner and his "Juno" director Reitman. For the rest of the actors, it will be their first time working with the Oscar-nominated filmmaker, who will premiere "Labor Day" at the Toronto Film Festival.