Jason Reitman, Diablo Cody, and Charlize Theron Are Teaming Up Again Five Years After “Young Adult”
If you’ve seen über-dark comedy Young Adult, you know that there’s probably something really exciting the Reitman, Cody, and Theron have going.
In 2011, director Jason Reitman, writer Diablo Cody, and star Charlize Theron brought us all the dark comedy gem Young Adult that followed the life of an out-of-control YA ghostwriter visiting her hometown. Together, they made Theron’s Mavis Gary almost as sinister as her turn in Monster and she didn’t need any prosthetics for it.
In 2016, the trio are teaming up again for something, though they’re keeping everything but the fact that they’re collaborating under wraps for now.
Not that you would need to watch/rewatch Young Adult, but you should definitely now go do that.
Amazon Orders Tig Notaro’s “One Mississippi”, “Highston” with Chris Parnell and Mary Lynn Rajskub, and “Z: The Beginning of Everything” to Series and Renews “Red Oaks”
Just like Netflix has upped their content orders for next years, Amazon is smartly following suit.
Today, Amazon boosted up their upcoming comedy offering by not only renewing their 80s coming-of-age comedy, Red Oaks, from David Gordon Green, but ordered three of their comedy pilots to series.
One, Highston, has Chris Parnell and Marry Lynn Rajskub as parents to a kid played by Lewis Pullman who has celebrity friends that only he can see. The second one, One Mississippi is the high profile dramedy series based on the life of Tig Notaro with involvement from Louis C.K. and Diablo Cody. The third and final series ordered today was, Z: The Beginning of Everything, a comedy based on the whirlwind-turned-tornado of a romance between Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald and legendary author F. Scott Fitzgerald. Christina Ricci is set to lead and the series is written by Dawn Prestwich and Nicole Yorkin, both from The Killing, and directed by Tim Blake Nelson that you probably saw years ago in O Brother, Where Art Thou?
All in all, this new batch of comedy series that Amazon has will be very intriguing to see in how it stacks up to releases from Netflix, Hulu, and other streaming services.
The Pilot for Tig Notaro’s “One Mississippi” Is Now on Amazon
Per Amazon’s pilot process, you can and should watch it right now for free.
The comedy pilot that not only is based on Tig Notaro’s life, but also has Louis C.K. and Diablo Cody attached as producers, is now available for you to watch and supposedly rate, so it gets picked up to series at Amazon.
So, of the things you’re watching today, definitely make One Mississippi one of them right here.
Amazon Has Ordered Semi-Autobiographical Tig Notaro Comedy Pilot with Louis C.K. and Diablo Cody as Executive Producers
(via The Hollywood Reporter)
This means that Tig Notaro now has a documentary about her on Netflix, a tour special on Showtime, an upcoming stand-up special on HBO, and possibly a series coming to Amazon.
Today, Amazon has announced the order of a pilot that’s based on Tig’s life, right around the time where she recorded Live, that will star Tig as well. Both Louis C.K. and writer/director Diablo Cody have attached their names to the project as executive producers, which makes it hard for us to imagine this pilot not getting picked up to series.
At the very least, we’ll all probably get a chance to see the pilot since it will be on Amazon.
Sony Pictures Has Hired Diablo Cody to Rewrite a Live Action “Barbie” Movie
There has been a movie in the works at Sony Pictures adapting the long standing “Barbie” toy franchise into a movie. With the success that The LEGO Movie has had, there seems to be a shift in having an unconventional and new spin on what a movie based on Barbie could be.
So, Sony has tapped Diablo Cody to write a draft. While we wouldn’t be surprised at all that many of you reading this are, at the very least, skeptical, we were all this skeptical about a movie about LEGOs being made. Given Cody’s resume, her version of a Barbie movie could be fun ride, especially as a comedy rather than the typical light adventure that most toy based movies go on, but we’ll see if Sony sticks with her and what rating they’ll aim for.