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What The What? Jason Reitman Courting Sandler, Garner and Diaz for ‘Labor Day’ Follow-Up

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Adam Sandler Jennifer GarnerBeing nominated for four Oscars before celebrating your 35th birthday can sure mess with your head, which appears to be the case with director, producer and writer Jason Reitman.

No longer living in the shadow of his once upon a time famous and acclaimed father, Ivan Reitman, who scored his first and only Oscar nom for co-producing Jason’s “Up in the Air” (oh, the irony), the helmer of “Juno” is looking to cast Adam Sandler, Jennifer Garner, Rosemarie DeWitt and Cameron Diaz in his next film.

Wait, what? Is that a joke? I wouldn’t be surprised if it is, though I’m afraid we’ll have to take it seriously for the time being.

Now, let’s try to calm down and see exactly how bad that cast might be (remember, nothing’s set in stone just yet, thank God) compared with recent J. Reitman pics. The best answer I can come up with is it could be as bad as Ivan’s following of “Ghostbusters” (Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, amazeballs) with… “Twins” (Arnold Schwarzeneger, Danny DeVito, Kelly Preston, oy vey). Maybe worse.

Remember, Jason might have not had a great deal of stars on his hands for “Young Adult” (albeit Charlize Theron is better than Garner and Diaz put together), but he has “Labor Day” coming up, a drama starring Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin.

So, as much as it pains me to ask this, when is the “Labor Day” follow-up, titled “Men, Women and Children”, supposed to start filming? Apparently, this November, which doesn’t leave a lot of room for drastic changes. Yet, as long as there’s the smallest window of time, there’s hope. At least for ditching the “Sandman”.

Via [Deadline]

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  • ASFan

    It’s like you haven’t seen any Jason Reitman film at all.