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Move Over 'The Avengers,' Clark Gregg Joins Jason Reitman’s 'Labor Day'

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • May 9, 2012 10:57 AM
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Long relegated to post-credit sequences and scene-stealing bit parts as S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Phil Coulson in the Marvel movies, it was nice to see actor Clark Gregg gain a little more screen time in this past weekend’s superhero brouhaha “The Avengers.” Granted, the silver screen was still mostly dedicated to the sweaty, muscle-bound (sometimes green) dudes in spandex, but Gregg had more than his share of moments, and has been consistently good with small parts in films like “(500) Days of Summer” and “The Usual Suspects.” He’s a bit part character actor who deserves a movie all his own – in fact he’s been in a few diverting short films entitled “Marvel One-Shots” centered on Agent Coulson—but for now he’s looking to move into some promising adult fare.

James Van Der Beek Joins Jason Reitman's 'Labor Day'; Gattlin Griffith Lands Role Of Young Child

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 17, 2012 7:57 PM
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Could this mark the final stage of a comeback for James Van Der Beek? The "Dawson's Creek" star hasn't quite matched the post-show success of Michelle Williams, Joshua Jackson or even Katie Holmes, but 2012 seems to be a bit of a turning point. He's a regular on the new ABC series "Don't Trust The B---- In Apt. 23" and despite roles in a string of less than notable movies over the past few years (and that's not counting his infamous deleted scenes from Todd Solodnz's "Storytelling"), he's now notched a role that will find him acting opposite Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin. Not bad.

Maika Monroe To Play Future Mrs. Josh Brolin In Jason Reitman's 'Labor Day'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • April 4, 2012 9:44 AM
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After years in development, things seem to be moving forward on Jason Reitman's adaptation of Joyce Maynard's coming-of-age novel "Labor Day," with professional kiteboarder-turned-actor Maika Monroe the latest addition to its ever-growing cast.

'Suits' Star Tom Lipinski To Play Younger Version Of Josh Brolin In Jason Reitman's 'Labor Day'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 2, 2012 10:59 PM
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First, we have a question: Does anyone watch USA network's "Suits"? If so, is it any good? While we wait for answer, it seems Jason Reitman is a fan, casting actor Tom Lipinski in his upcoming film "Labor Day." The twist here is that he'll be playing the younger version of Josh Brolin (who himself plays the younger version of Tommy Lee Jones in "Men In Black III" -- this will all make a good movie trivia question some day).

Exclusive: Jason Reitman Talks Casting ‘Labor Day’; Hopes To Do Make Dark Ninja Film ‘Bonzai Shadowhands’ One Day

  • By The Playlist
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  • November 21, 2011 12:41 PM
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Paramount Picks Up Jason Reitman's 'Labor Day' With Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • September 9, 2011 5:15 AM
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It's official: movie number five for Jason Reitman will be "Labor Day," and it will be produced through Paramount Pictures. This romantic drama, which sounds like quite a departure, finds a single mother who takes in a mysterious drifter with a dangerous past. Things get heated, erupting in a passionate affair over the titular holiday. While this seems like the type of thing we'd love with Shelly Winters and Robert Mitchum from the pen of Tennessee Williams, instead this is from the book by Joyce Maynard, with Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin as the illicit couple. Eh, not a huge downgrade.

Kate Winslet & Josh Brolin Join Jason Reitman's 'Labor Day'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 16, 2011 3:44 AM
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It seems that Jason Reitman is using every opportunity to strike while the iron is hot. Building his rep with "Thank You For Smoking," breaking out with "Juno" and courting Oscar with "Up In The Air" the young helmer shows no signs of slowing down. Later this year, he'll unveil his next effort "Young Adult," a wickedly dark, Diablo Cody penned film starring Charlize Theron, Patrick Wilson and Patton Oswalt and now he's lining up his followup. But if you've been paying attention, this one has been batted around as early as last year.

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