Charlize Theron Lands Diablo Cody’s Young Adult
A while back we reported that Diablo Cody had a script that she described as “pretty serious and f*cked up.”
Well now that script, called Young Adult, is gearing up for production as Charlize Theron signs on to play the lead, according to Deadline Hollywood.
The project follows a ghostwriter (Theron) who feels that she’s lost her literary and personal identity and goes back to her hometown to regain it. But an old flame that she thinks she can rekindle is newly married with a baby and rebuffs her advances so she sets out to fulfill her teenage hopes and dreams.
Admittedly, the premise doesn’t sound too serious or f*cked up but we’re hoping that Diablo is back to her snappy Juno roots rather than the wannabe trash talk of Jennifer’s Body.
Young Adult will also reunite Diablo with Juno director Jason Reitman as he’s also just signed on to helm the project. If things go smoothly from here then shooting will start in November.