Jason Reitman probably has the best track record for a young director. He’s made three movies and they are all awesome. No, really awesome. They’re solid blocks of entertainment and have a certain degree of fun that most directors just can’t achieve every time. The only person I can think that can compare is Edgar Wright.
Anyway, Reitman is lining up the main cast for his next film, Labor Day. Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin will star in the drama with a bit of a thriller edge to it. Based on the book Joyce Maynard, the film will find Winslet as a stressed mother in the 80s who meets Brolin. He’ll ask her for a ride and she, for whatever reason, accepts. Also, Brolin is bleeding badly when he asks.
Sounds solid, right? Reitman is a consistent Oscar-nominated director and the two actors have seen their fair share of nominations and wins. Oscar contender? I’d put money on it. Not a lot, mind you. But a bit.