Paramount Acquires Reitman and Cody’s Young Adult


Paramount Pictures has acquired worldwide distribution rights to Mandate Pictures’ Young Adult from director Jason Reitman and writer Diablo Cody. Charlize Theron (Monster, The Road) stars alongside Patrick Wilson (“Angels in America,” the upcoming Morning Glory) and Patton Oswalt (Ratatouille).

The movie will be produced by Lianne Halfon and Russell Smith of Mr. Mudd Productions, Mason Novick, Diablo Cody, Jason Reitman through his film banner Right of Way Films and Denver & Delilah Films. Nathan Kahane, John Malkovich, Helen Estabrook and Steven Rales will executive produce. Mary Lee, Kelli Konop, Brian Bell and Beth Kono will co-produce. Paramount’s David Beaubaire, will run point for the studio.

Young Adult marks the second collaboration for these filmmakers following Juno. The film also marks the third collaboration for Reitman and Paramount. The studio released his Academy-Award® nominated Up in the Air last year.

“We immediately jumped at the chance to work with Jason again,” said Paramount Film Group President Adam Goodman. “He’s one of the most talented filmmakers working today and look forward to this next collaboration.”