First Look: Jason Reitman On Set in Upcoming 'Labor Day,' Starring Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin

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by Beth Hanna
July 23, 2013 2:45 PM
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Jason Reitman on the set of "Labor Day" Dale Robinette

Jason Reitman's latest, "Labor Day," was just announced as part of the TIFF 2013 lineup, making its world premiere at the fest. The film stars Gattlin Griffith as a New Hampshire pre-teen who learns some tough truths over the five-day Labor Day weekend. Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin play the boy's mother and an escaped convict, respectively.

The Paramount film is set for a December 25 limited release, in time for Oscar season. Tobey Maguire, Clark Gregg and JK Simmons, among others, also star.

Reitman, who is Oscar-nominated for 2010's "Up in the Air" and 2008's "Juno," also penned the script, based on Joyce Maynard's novel. "Young Adult," starring Charlize Theron, was his last film.

Here are the TIFF program notes:

"Labor Day" centres on 13-year-old Henry Wheeler as he confronts the pangs of adolescence while struggling to be the man of the house and care for his reclusive mother, Adele. On a back-to-school shopping trip, Henry and his mother encounter Frank Chambers, a man both intimidating and clearly in need of help, who convinces them to take him into their home and later is revealed to be an escaped convict. The events of this long Labor Day weekend will shape all of them for the rest of their lives. Starring Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin, Gattlin Griffith, Tobey Maguire, Clark Gregg, JK Simmons, Brooke Smith and James Van Der Beek.

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4 Comments

  • dale robinette | August 1, 2013 4:33 PMReply

    Dear Ms. Hannah

    Thank you for your rapid response.
    Being a Free Lance shooter. Getting my Photo Credit out there is a big help.

    I had the Blessing of shooting another Jason Reitman film 'Up in the Air'.
    Because of the big push by Paramount for Mr. Clooney and the other actors and
    Mr. Reitman for the Academy Awards. My snap shots were seen everywhere.
    Dreamworks say them and my name and called me to shoot
    'The Help'. So you can see how important a proper photo credit can be.

    dale robinette

  • dale robinette | August 1, 2013 4:32 PMReply

    Dear Ms. Hannah

    Thank you for your rapid response.
    Being a Free Lance shooter. Getting my Photo Credit out there is a big help.

    I had the Blessing of shooting another Jason Reitman film 'Up in the Air'.
    Because of the big push by Paramount for Mr. Clooney and the other actors and
    Mr. Reitman for the Academy Awards. My snap shots were seen everywhere.
    Dreamworks say them and my name and called me to shoot
    'The Help'. So you can see how important a proper photo credit can be.

    dale robinette

  • dale robinette | August 1, 2013 11:02 AMReply

    Dear Ms. Beth Hannah

    I liked seeing your article on Jason Reitman and his fine film 'Labor Day'.
    It will be a film to reckon with come the awards season.

    Ms. Hannah as I was the Still Photographer on this film I would like to point out
    that it is an Industry practice to credit the Photographer when an image is used.

    That Information is always embedded in the file along with the Photo Editors Caption
    by the Studio.

    Thank you for correcting this.

    dale robinette

  • Beth Hanna | August 1, 2013 11:31 AM

    @Dale Robinette -- Thanks for pointing this out. I added your name to the photo credit.

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