Oscar Winner Diablo Cody Writes ‘Young Adult’ Thriller, Mandate Pictures to Produce


Stripper-turned-Oscar-winning-screenwriter Diablo Cody (Juno) is having her latest script Young Adult fast-tracked by Mandate Pictures. The thriller follows a divorced, thirty-something author of young adult fiction as she stalks an old high school flame who has moved on to start a family of his own.

She tells Vulture:

It has elements of humor, but it’s pretty serious and fucked up. You don’t get to see women be antiheroes that often, where it’s like somebody like Mickey Rourke, who gets a comeback in The Wrestler. It’s rarer that you’ll have a studio say, “Let’s have an actress come back and be ugly!

Mandate Pictures produced Sam Raimi’s Drag Me to Hell last year. Cody, of course, is the writer of the criminally underrated high-school set frightener Jennifer’s Body.

I wonder if Cody wears a thong and listens to Motley Crue when writing. I do.

(Update: OK, so I caught a screening of Young Adult and it isn’t a thriller. It’s a hilarious dark comedy starring Charlize Theron and Patton Oswalt. Go see it!)

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