Jason Reitman to Helm The Possibilities


His latest, Labor Day, hitting theaters this Friday, director Jason Reitman has lined up a new project in The Possibilities. The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Reitman will helm an adaption of the upcoming novel from The Descendants author Kaui Hart Hemmings.

The book, set to be published in May, is officially described as follows:

In this highly anticipated novel from the bestselling author of “The Descendants,” a grieving mother struggles to overcome her son’s death, when a strange girl enters her life with a secret that changes them both forever.

Sarah St. John, a single mother, is reeling from grief: Three months ago, her twenty-one-year-old son, Cully, died in an avalanche near their home in the ski resort town of Breckenridge, Colorado.

As Sarah tries her best to go through the stages—the anger, the sadness, the letting go—she has trouble keeping her grief at bay and moving on with life. Her father, a retiree who has become addicted to QVC, urges Sarah to go back to work at Breckenridge’s local morning show. Her best friend, a recent divorcee who always manages to say the wrong things, convinces Sarah to sort through Cully’s belongings. Slowly, she comes to terms with a world without the swish of her son’s ski pants or the rolling of his skateboard outside her window. Then a girl named Kit appears on Sarah’s doorstep—and she’s carrying Cully’s child.

Reitman will also produce alongside Helen Estabrook.