New Look at Jason Reitman’s ‘Labor Day’ as He Lines Up the Cast for His Next Film


Kate Winslet, Gattlin Griffith and Josh Brolin in Labor Day
Kate Winslet, Gattlin Griffith and Josh Brolin in Labor Day
Photo: Paramount Pictures

Above is a new picture from Jason Reitman‘s latest film, Labor Day (12/25), starring Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin and Gattlin Griffith as the film is set to hit festival screens in Toronto over the coming week. Personally, I won’t be seeing it until September 11 as I’m separating myself from the Telluride buzz as much as possible and while it didn’t make my top ten most anticipated I’ll be seeing here in Toronto, I’m definitely looking forward to seeing it.

In the meantime, Reitman is already readying his next feature, which is said to be an adaptation of Chad Kultgen‘s novel “[amazon asin=”006165731X” text=”Men, Women and Children”]” with Adam Sandler, Jennifer Garner, Rosemarie DeWitt and potentially Cameron Diaz as we may get to see Sandler in something where he doesn’t have to dress as a woman or speak in gibberish… All good things if you ask me.

According to the [amazon asin=”006165731X” text=”Amazon”] description of the book, here’s the plot for Men, Women and Children:

The author of “The Average American Male” and “The Lie” returns with a shocking, salacious, and surprisingly subtle new novel of the average American family. Like Neil Strauss and Nick Hornby, Chad Kultgen has the capacity to enthrall and astonish even the most ardent readers of contemporary literary fiction. In “Men, Women, and Children” his incisive vision, unerring prose, and red-light-district imagination are at their most ambitious and surprising, as he explores the sexual pressures of junior high school students and their parents navigating the internet’s shared landscape of pornography, blogs, social networking and its promise of opportunities, escapes, reinvented identities, and unexpected conflicts.

Sounds right up Reitman’s alley if you ask me, offering plenty of room for subtle comedy with a bit of satire mixed into a drama that would seem relatively safe in the hands of another director.

The film is looking to begin production in November so get ready to be talking about another Reitman project around this time next year, probably for another Toronto premiere.