As I’ve mentioned a few times over the past couple of months, I’m more excited for Jason Reitman‘s upcoming adaptation of the Chad Kultgen novel Men, Women & Children than just about any other production in the business. As such, I’ve kept a pretty close eye on the cast process for Reitman’s next film, which could very well be the one that wins him an Oscar. It’s a brilliant book, both emotional and highly sexually charged, while also making some very biting points about modern youth and the impact of technology on our life. Basically, I think Reitman will hit this one out of the park. He’s so far brought big names like Adam Sandler, Jennifer Garner, Rosemarie DeWitt and Judy Greer in to top line the film, but now he’s apparently beginning to cast the younger members of the cast, which are just as important a part of the flick. Below you can see a report on who’s joining the movie, but definitely keep this one in the back of your minds when we start talking about next year’s Oscar race. Labor Day might not be Reitman’s ticket to a win this year, but this one could be…
Here’s what The Wrap has to say on the latest casting:
Katherine Hughes, who played a young Jill Hennessy in “Roadie,” has landed one of the teenage leads in Jason Reitman’s “Men, Women and Children,” TheWrap has learned.
Additionally, an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap that Elena Kampouris, who appears in Reitman’s “Labor Day,” has also booked a key role in the film, though her participation remains unconfirmed at press time.
Reitman and Erin Cressida Wilson adapted Chad Kultgen’s book of the same name, which chronicles the sexual frustrations of teenagers and their parents in the digital age.
Adam Sandler is slated to star alongside Jennifer Garner, Rosemarie DeWitt and possibly Judy Greer, the latter of whom is expected to play a mother who posts alluring photos of her daughter online.
Earlier reports have insinuated that Reitman has been struggling to cast some of the teenage roles with age-appropriate actors due to the sexually-charged material, but that’s hardly the case.
Hughes will play Brooke, while sources say Kampouris will play Allison, though it remains unclear who will play their onscreen parents.
Paramount will release Reitman’s “Labor Day” next month. The film stars Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin, with Tobey Maguire serving as the narrator.
While Hughes has done guest spots on “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and “Blue Bloods,” Reitman’s next film will be her first major movie role. She is represented by Innovative Artists and Silver Lining Entertainment.
–Thoughts? Discuss in the comments!