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J.K. Simmons To Lend Voice To Reitman's 'Young Adult'

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Mar 14, 2011 | 6:49am EDT

J.K. SimmonsWriter-director Jason Reitman is batting 1000. He's helmed three features and each has been a commercial and critical hit (Jennifer's Body doesn't count, as he was just a producer on that one). His secret to success? J.K. Simmons (well, Simmons and good writing, a keen eye for finding comedy in dramatic moments, etc.), who has appeared in all of his films. So to keep his good luck charm involved in his work, Reitman just set the fan-favorite performer to narrate his new movie Young Adult, which is currently in post-production.

For those unaware of what the Academy Award nominated filmmaker has been up to the last few months, Young Adult comes from a screenplay by Oscar winner Diablo Cody (Juno) and centers on a divorced writer (Charlize Theron) from the Midwest who returns to her hometown to reconnect with an old flame (Patrick Wilson) who's now married with a family. She finds that she's not entirely welcome back in the small town from which she hails, particularly by the ex-boyfriend. Patton Oswalt also co-stars as a semi-crippled high school acquaintance who befriends the narcissistic and misguided female.

The source notes that Simmons also recently provided narration on the Coen Bros. True Grit, something that I was totally unaware of despite enjoying the film. I'm a big fan of both Reitman and Simmons and even though his role will be unseen, it'll be no less important. I'm very happy that these two talents will be back together again and I'm incredibly excited about the film, which Paramount will release sometime this year.

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