Charlize Theron Officially Reuniting With ‘Young Adult’ Team for ‘Tully’
It was reported last month that Charlize Theron was eyeing a potential reunion with the Young Adult team of Jason Reitman and Diablo Cody for another project. Although the prospect was incredibly exciting, nothing had yet been confirmed until today, and we have some new details about the upcoming comedy as Theron has officially signed on for the film.
The Wrap reports that the Young Adult star will reunite with director Jason Reitman and screenwriter Diablo Cody for Tully, a comedy that centers on Marlo (Theron), a mother of three who reluctantly accepts her husband’s gift of a “nighttime nanny” to help ease her stress. Marlo is initially skeptical, but it’s not long before the two women begin bonding and form a meaningful friendship. The film borrows its title from the oddly-named nanny.
Tully is an intriguing project for several reasons, not the least of which is a potential return for Reitman, whose most recent directing efforts have been underwhelming at best. Young Adult is arguably his best film to date, and the prospect of Reitman returning to that particular creative team seems fitting — particularly as that film centered on a woman who returns home in an attempt to revert to a better version of herself.
Cody also scripted Juno, Reitman’s 2008 indie hit which earned the screenwriter the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.