Jason Reitman Attached To Direct Adaptation Of ‘The Possibilities’

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Oscar nominated writer and director Jason Reitman (Juno and Up In The Air) apparently isn’t going to be resting anytime soon. His latest film, Labor Day starring Josh Brolin and Kate Winslet, has recently made its way to theaters and the director is currently hard at work shooting his next film Men, Women & Children starring Adam Sandler, Jennifer Garner and Rosemarie DeWitt. Now Reitman has lined up another project.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Indian Paintbrush and Reitman’s Right of Way Films have optioned the rights to adapt Kaui Hart Hemmings’ next novel titled The Possibilities and Reitman is attached to direct. If you’re unfamiliar with Hemmings’ work, she previously wrote the novel The Descendants, which was adapted in 2011 by Alexander Payne.

Here’s the official synopsis of the novel (courtesy of Amazon):

Sarah St. John, a single mother, is reeling from grief: Three months ago, her twenty-one-year-old son, Cully, died in an avalanche near their home in the ski resort town of Breckenridge, Colorado.

As Sarah tries her best to go through the stages—the anger, the sadness, the letting go—she has trouble keeping her grief at bay and moving on with life. Her father, a retiree who has become addicted to QVC, urges Sarah to go back to work at Breckenridge’s local morning show. Her best friend, a recent divorcee who always manages to say the wrong things, convinces Sarah to sort through Cully’s belongings. Slowly, she comes to terms with a world without the swish of her son’s ski pants or the rolling of his skateboard outside her window. Then a girl named Kit appears on Sarah’s doorstep—and she’s carrying Cully’s child.

The Possibilities seems like it would fit nicely into Reitman’s body of work. Nothing is confirmed though at this point as he’s only attached to direct. However, this seems like a very promising project so we’ll definitely have to keep an eye on this as soon as it develops.

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