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Jason Reitman eyeing Adam Sandler, Jennifer Garner and Rosemarie DeWitt for his next film

Sep. 5, 2013by:

Jason Reitman does a damn fine job casting for his films, and The Wrap has learned which actors the director is interested in for his next project. Reitman has written and plans on directing an adaptation of the Chad Kultgen novel Men, Women & Children, and he's looking at Adam Sandler, Jennifer Garner and Rosemarie DeWitt for roles in the film. The Wrap also says Cameron Diaz might have a part as well. Production could start as soon as November, which means Reitman probably won't be hitting up all the awards shows this fall and winter for his latest film LABOR DAY.

So what's MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN about? Here's a description of the novel from Amazon:

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.

Based on what I've read about the novel it sounds like Men, Women & Children is a great mix of laughs and drama, which in my opinion makes it a perfect fit for a director like Jason Reitman. What really excites me though is Adam Sandler possibly starring in the film. I absolutely loathe his most recent films, but I think he could really shine in a role like this and with a director like Reitman. Although, with the beautiful actresses mentioned above in the mix, it does look like the tradition of Sandler being cast with a hot wife that in real life wouldn't want anything to do with him will continue.

If MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN starts production in November, the film will probably hit theaters sometime next year.

Extra Tidbit: Jason Reitman is a big fan of author Chad Kultgen and wrote a blurb for Men, Women & Children after reading Kultgen's The Average American Male.
Source: The Wrap

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7:02AM on 09/06/2013
I keep waiting for quality material to inspire Sandler to do something better on his own
I keep waiting for quality material to inspire Sandler to do something better on his own
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7:57AM on 09/06/2013
I'm waiting for the day he goes outside the box just for a straight up comedy and not a drama.
I'm waiting for the day he goes outside the box just for a straight up comedy and not a drama.
12:36PM on 09/05/2013
Sounds very promising. I've liked all of Jason Reitman's work thus far, so I have high hopes for this. But, "Like Neil Strauss...Chad Kultgen has the capacity to enthrall and astonish even the most ardent readers of contemporary literary fiction"? What a bullshit comment. Nothing against Neil Strauss, I really dig his work, but he writes primarily biographies and non-fiction memoires. He probably has the least impact on contemporary literary fiction.
Sounds very promising. I've liked all of Jason Reitman's work thus far, so I have high hopes for this. But, "Like Neil Strauss...Chad Kultgen has the capacity to enthrall and astonish even the most ardent readers of contemporary literary fiction"? What a bullshit comment. Nothing against Neil Strauss, I really dig his work, but he writes primarily biographies and non-fiction memoires. He probably has the least impact on contemporary literary fiction.
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12:26PM on 09/05/2013

As long as

Jason Reitman keeps Sandler in line and makes sure he doesn't invite his unfunny friends into the flick, this might actually be worth watching.
Jason Reitman keeps Sandler in line and makes sure he doesn't invite his unfunny friends into the flick, this might actually be worth watching.
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12:26PM on 09/05/2013
I think Sandler is better when he's not starring in films made thru his company. Hopefully this will be a resurgence for him.
I think Sandler is better when he's not starring in films made thru his company. Hopefully this will be a resurgence for him.
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11:25AM on 09/05/2013
I like sandler when he is working for a paycheck and not cashing in on being a retard.
I like sandler when he is working for a paycheck and not cashing in on being a retard.
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11:36AM on 09/05/2013
Adam does all his comedies for the paycheck. Are you sure you're saying that right?
Adam does all his comedies for the paycheck. Are you sure you're saying that right?
10:53AM on 09/05/2013
Despite absolutely loathing his Happy Madison movies, I've generally been impressed with Adam Sandler when he plays against type. So I hope he signs on. I also have a slight crush on Rosemarie DeWitt.
Despite absolutely loathing his Happy Madison movies, I've generally been impressed with Adam Sandler when he plays against type. So I hope he signs on. I also have a slight crush on Rosemarie DeWitt.
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10:48AM on 09/05/2013
I have as much faith in Sandler as I do in M. Night... NONE!
I have as much faith in Sandler as I do in M. Night... NONE!
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10:58AM on 09/05/2013
You obviously have not seen certain specific movies of Sandler's.
You obviously have not seen certain specific movies of Sandler's.
9:42AM on 09/05/2013
If you're worried about Sandler being cast with beautiful actresses, remember that none of these people are officially signed on yet, so maybe one of them, presumably the one playing his wife, could be replaced by someone who can pull off average. Like Jenna Fischer, perhaps. Leslie Mann could do it also, but we've already seen her with Sandler. Of course, at the same time, I do like DeWitt and Garner for their acting ability and what they can bring to a project like this, so I'm not against
If you're worried about Sandler being cast with beautiful actresses, remember that none of these people are officially signed on yet, so maybe one of them, presumably the one playing his wife, could be replaced by someone who can pull off average. Like Jenna Fischer, perhaps. Leslie Mann could do it also, but we've already seen her with Sandler. Of course, at the same time, I do like DeWitt and Garner for their acting ability and what they can bring to a project like this, so I'm not against any of them being in it. And I'm sure they're acting abilities, not looks, is why they're being considered for this. It's really just a preference of mine to see Jenna Fischer with Sandler in a project like this.
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8:49AM on 09/05/2013
As long as Sandler isn't writing or directing anything, it'll be fine
As long as Sandler isn't writing or directing anything, it'll be fine
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8:22AM on 09/05/2013
Sandler has proven himself in the past, Punch Drunk Love, Spanglish, Funny People, Reign Over Me, so we'll see.
Sandler has proven himself in the past, Punch Drunk Love, Spanglish, Funny People, Reign Over Me, so we'll see.
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12:28PM on 09/05/2013
Reign Over Me was a very underrated film. Anyone saying Adam can't act should watch it.
Reign Over Me was a very underrated film. Anyone saying Adam can't act should watch it.
8:13AM on 09/05/2013
I agree about the possibility of there being something to Sandler teaming up with Reitman, but have very little confidence in him at this point. Still, Jennifer Garner and Rosemarie DeWitt in the same movie! They totally look like they could play sisters.
I agree about the possibility of there being something to Sandler teaming up with Reitman, but have very little confidence in him at this point. Still, Jennifer Garner and Rosemarie DeWitt in the same movie! They totally look like they could play sisters.
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