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Congrats Diablo Cody: New Baby, Red Band Trailer, Reitman Reunion

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood August 3, 2010 at 1:27AM

Attention-starved screenwriter Diablo Cody (Juno, The U.S. of Tara) has plenty of good news. She delivered baby Marcello Daniel Maurio on July 27. And her new traveling talk-show Red Band Trailer, recorded in her Airstream, is playing on YouTube. Her first three shows are below.
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Attention-starved screenwriter Diablo Cody (Juno, The U.S. of Tara) has plenty of good news. She delivered baby Marcello Daniel Maurio on July 27. And her new traveling talk-show Red Band Trailer, recorded in her Airstream, is playing on YouTube. Her first three shows are below.

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And Jason Reitman may actually direct her script Young Adult with Charlize Theron in the role of a young adult writer who stalks her ex-high school boyfriend. The Juno team of Mr. Mudd and Mandate start filming in November, reports Deadline.

Cody's first Red Band Trailer interviews are with folks she knows: Adam Brody, who starred in Jennifer's Body, which Cody wrote; TV host Chelsea Handler, for whom Cody's husband Dan Maurio works; and Juno star Jason Bateman. I admire Cody's screenwriting. I'm not sure about her future as a talk-show host. But I watched all three of these--recognizing that her guests were a lot more comfortable with the camera than she is. Isn't the space already pretty cluttered?

Episode 101: Adam Brody

Episode 102: Chelsea Handler

Episode 103: Jason Bateman

[Hat Tip: Slashfilm]

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.