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Josh Brolin in Labor Day by Jason Reitman

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Josh Brolin in Labor Day by Jason Reitman

Josh BrolinWe all thought that Josh Brolin‘s upcoming project will be Young Adult, the Diablo Cody scripted and Jason Reitman directed movie.

But, we were wrong. Brolin is referring to Labor Day, an adaptation of the novel by Joyce Maynard, which will probably be Reitman’s next project after Young Adult.

Brolin said those rumors were likely inspired by the fact that he and Reitman are discussing a different project, and explained:

“We’re talking about another film – I think that’s where the wires got crossed. He’s doing another film with Charlize right now, and I read it, and it’s very, very good. But no, it’s another project we’re talking about doing.”

Check out the Labor Day novel description: “With the end of summer closing in and a steamy Labor Day weekend looming in the town of Holton Mills, New Hampshire, thirteen-year-old Henry, lonely, friendless, not too good at sports, spends most of his time watching television, reading, and daydreaming about the soft skin and budding bodies of his female classmates.

For company Henry has his long-divorced mother, Adele, a onetime dancer whose summer project was to teach him how to foxtrot; his hamster, Joe; and awkward Saturday-night outings to Friendly’s with his estranged father and new stepfamily. As much as he tries, Henry knows that even with his jokes and his “Husband for a Day” coupon, he still can’t make his emotionally fragile mother happy.

Adele has a secret that makes it hard for her to leave their house, and seems to possess an irreparably broken heart. But all that changes on the Thursday before Labor Day, when a mysterious bleeding man named Frank approaches Henry and asks for a hand.

Over the next five days, Henry will learn some of life’s most valuable lessons: how to throw a baseball, the secret to perfect piecrust, the breathless pain of jealousy, the power of betrayal, and the importance of putting others, especially those we love above ourselves. And the knowledge that real love is worth waiting for.”

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