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TIFF In the Works: Jason Reitman Circling 'Men, Women and Children,' with Adam Sandler, Jennifer Garner, Rosemarie DeWitt

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood September 5, 2013 at 1:06PM

Jason Reitman is bringing his latest film "Labor Day," starring Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin, to Toronto, but he's also reportedly lining up his next project. The director is circling an adaptation of Chad Kultgen's novel "Men, Women and Children," with Adam Sandler, Jennifer Garner and Rosemarie DeWitt in talks for lead roles.
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Jason Reitman on the set of "Labor Day"
Dale Robinette Jason Reitman on the set of "Labor Day"

Jason Reitman is bringing his latest film "Labor Day," starring Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin, to Toronto, but he's also reportedly lining up his next project. The director is circling an adaptation of Chad Kultgen's novel "Men, Women and Children," with Adam Sandler, Jennifer Garner and Rosemarie DeWitt in talks for lead roles.

Per Deadline, Cameron Diaz may also get on board the production, which is looking toward a November production start.

The book centers on a family with middle school students, and deals with "the navigation of sexual awakenings in a digital age where the Internet has made pornography, blogs and social networking just a few clicks away."

Reitman is also conducting one of his live readings at TIFF of Paul Thomas Anderson's "Boogie Nights."

TOH! loved "Labor Day" out of Telluride. Our review is here.

This article is related to: News, In The Works, IN THE WORKS, Toronto, Jason Reitman, Jason Reitman, Adam Sandler, Jennifer Garner, Rosemarie DeWitt


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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.