Jason Reitman's got a film in post, so it's time to get to work on his next project, for which he's already lined up two of the better actors of their generation.
Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin have signed on for Reitman's adaptation of Joyce Maynard's 2009 novel "Labor Day," reported EW. The book tells the story of a single mother and her teenage son whose lives are interrupted by the introduction of a mysterious stranger. Here's the official synopsis:
With the end of summer closing in and a steamy Labor Day weekend looming in the town of Holton Mills, New Hampshire, lonely, friendless thirteen-year-old Henry spends most of his time watching television, reading, and daydreaming with only his emotionally fragile, long-divorced mother for company. But everything changes on the Thursday before the holiday weekend when a mysterious bleeding man named Frank asks Henry for a hand. Over the next five days, Henry will learn some of life's most valuable lessons, about the breathless pain of jealousy, the power of betrayal, and the importance of putting those we care about above ourselves—and that real love is worth waiting for.
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The adult roles sound like perfect fits for Winslet and Brolin, and we remain big Reitman fans, despite being left cold by "Up in the Air.' Shooting is slated to start next year in New England.
Reitman's "Young Adult," starring Charlize Theron as a writer who moves back to her hometown with an eye toward winning back her old flame, is due to come out later this year, while Brolin will be seen next year in "Men in Black III," and Winslet has "Contagion" and "Carnage" on the way.