We got the first look at Charlize Theron in Jason Reitman’s upcoming Young Adult back in August, followed by the terrific first poster for the film last month, and now comes the brilliant first trailer via ComingSoon.net, showing Theron returning to her home town having never really grown up. It’s excellent.
The project reunites Reitman with Diablo Cody, having worked together on the Academy Award-winning 2007 film, Juno, which won Cody the Best Screenplay Oscar and earned Reitman the first of his two Best Director nominations.
“Academy Award winner Charlize Theron plays Mavis Gary, a writer of teen literature who returns to her small hometown to relive her glory days and attempt to reclaim her happily married high school sweetheart (Patrick Wilson). When returning home proves more difficult than she thought, Mavis forms an unusual bond with a former classmate (Patton Oswalt) who hasn’t quite gotten over high school, either.”
America is lucky enough to be getting this on 9th December, whilst we have to wait until 10th February next year before seeing it. Its December release date in the States, if my basic understanding of the Academy’s eligibility rules, does qualify the film for being nominated at next year’s Oscars, and I’m really interested to see whether or not it will get any nominations.
By all means, it’s clearly got an absolutely stellar set of people working behind and in front of the camera, with an Academy Award-nominated director, and an Academy Award-winning writer and leading actress, and I’m intrigued as to whether or not it will be making an appearance at the Oscars next year. Though I’m of course still yet to see it, I have a feeling it’s going to be such a good film, and I’d love for it to get nominated in a number of categories, but we shall have to wait until early next year when the nominations are announced to find out.
If this first trailer is anything to go by, at least, the film should be excellent. We’ve still got a few months to go before we get it here, but here’s something to enjoy in the meantime. And if you fancy watching it in beautiful HD, then you can do so over at iTunes Movie Trailers here.