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Diablo Cody Reveals 'Sweet Valley High' Will Be A Musical

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 13, 2012 5:34 PM
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Diablo Cody has spent the last few months doing the circuit with Jason Reitman's "Young Adult," and along the way she talked up "The Evil Dead" remake that she recently gave a polish to, as well as the long-developing "Sweet Valley High." What we learned over the past little while is that the adaptation of popular series of tween books will go into "hard R" territory in a picture that Cody said she hopes will be an "American Graffiti" for the '80s. So perhaps we should have seen this next bit coming.

Diablo Cody Talks the Inspiration for 'Young Adult,' Working With Jason Reitman & Preparing For 'Lamb Of God'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • December 6, 2011 1:05 PM
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Writer Diablo Cody and director Jason Reitman are quite the pair. After teaming on the beloved small-scale dramatic comedy (or comedic drama?) "Juno," which won the first-time writer Cody an Academy Award, they collaborated on teen horror romp "Jennifer's Body," a Cody script that Reitman produced. They are back together again on the darkly tinged comedy "Young Adult," opening this week in limited release before going wide next week. In "Young Adult" the unstoppably sexy Charlize Theron gets considerably uglier (inside if not out) as a young adult novelist named Mavis who returns to her hometown to woo her former high school flame. It's funny, occasionally quite difficult stuff, and is made all the more special by Cody's oddly heartfelt portrait of longing and obsession. We got to talk to Diablo Cody about the inspiration for the script, her own directorial effort, and her nervousness about bringing a character like Mavis to the multiplexes.

Diablo Cody Says 'Sweet Valley High' Movie Will Be "Hard R" & More From The Writer, Director & Stars Of 'Young Adult'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 5, 2011 2:32 PM
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Diablo Cody Wants 'Sweet Valley High' To Be 'American Graffiti' For The '80s & Says Its "Closer To Reality Than Ever"

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • November 18, 2011 6:18 PM
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  • 7 Comments

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