Accomplished writer/director/producer JASON REITMAN is establishing quite a career for himself and his latest film Young Adult sees him heading into darker territory.

Charlize Theron in Young Adult

Charlize Theron in Young Adult

JASON REITMAN, the accomplished writer/director/producer Thank You for Smoking, Juno and my personal favourite Up in the Air are the features to date from accomplished writer/director JASON REITMAN.

His latest film Young Adult sees Charlize Theron in splendidly acerbic form as the heroine (kind of) Mavis Gary, saying lines like:

“Sometimes in order to heal… a few people have to get hurt.”

Mavis is finding the journey back to her hometown after her recent divorce may require a slightly different strategy than she first imagined. And considering she’s looking to rekindle her romance with her high school sweetheart Buddy (the ever-winning Patrick Wilson) who’s now happily married to Elizabeth Reaser’s Beth and has a new baby daughter, things could get very messy indeed. But the curveball to her trip is the relationship she strikes up with Patton Oswalt‘s Matt Freehaff, the person from high school she barely remembers but who now becomes her confidante and conscience.

Here REITMAN talks about how his new film which sees him collaborate again with his Juno writer Diablo Cody and how he’s heading somewhere darker than he’s gone before…

a chat with JASON REITMAN