Even though, just as a general rule, identifying with protagonist Mavis Gary is a reliable indicator of not being ready for motherhood, the creative team behind Young Adult is reuniting for a film about just that. Released in 2011, Young Adult starred Charlize Theron as Mavis, a ghostwriter of young-adult novels who returns to the hometown she couldnā€™t wait to leave in an attempt to assert her dominance over all the losers still stuck there and win back her high-school boyfriend, now married and with a child. Needless to say, it goes poorly.

That film was written by Junoā€™s Diablo Cody and directed by Jason Reitman, who has some ā€˜splaining to do after 2014ā€™s Men, Women & Children. Maybe he can redeem himself by directing this new project, which Deadline reports is based on a script by Cody and already has Theron on board to star. Nothing is really known about the story except that itā€™s ā€œabout motherhood,ā€ a topic that sorely needs the black-comedy treatment in the age of mommy bloggers and attachment parenting.

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