The latest film from Oscar-nominated writer and director Jason Reitman is on its way. Deadline reports that Paramount is releasing Reitman‘s Labor Day in limited theaters on December 25th. The film is set to expand on January 10th before its wide release on January 31st. The cast includes Kate Winslet, Tobey Maguire, Josh Brolin, Clark Gregg, Gattlin Griffith, Brooke Smith, and James Van Der Beek.
Labor Day is an adaptation of Joyce Maynard’s 2010 novel. The story centers on a 13-year-old boy (Griffith) from New Hampshire who learns valuable life lessons over a five-day Labor Day weekend after an escaped convict (Brolin) seeks shelter with the boy’s single mom (Winslet).
Reitman’s last film Young Adult, starring Charlize Theron and Patrick Wilson, was below average to say the least. It’s surprising considering the fact that Jason Reitman is not an average director. His previous effort such as Thank You For Smoking, Juno, and Up In The Air solidified him as one of the most talented in the business. Hopefully Labor Day is his comeback after the Young Adult hiccup.
Mr. Mudd’s Lianne Halfon and Russ Smith are producing along with Helen Estabrook and Jason Reitman. Indian Paintbrush is executive producing the project. The film is going up against some big releases on Christmas Day. The date is already full of bigger releases such as Jack Ryan, 47 Ronin, and The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty as well as expansions for Grace Of Monaco and Twelve Years A Slave.