Charlize Theron, Patton Oswalt and Patrick Wilson attend the New York premiere of the Jason Reitman-directed dark comedy, hitting theaters on Dec. 9, at the Ziegfeld Theatre. Written by "Juno" scribe Diablo Cody, the film centers on young adult novelist Mavis who returns home to try and win back her high school love Buddy.
Charlize Theron rocked a sleeveless red-orange dress at the premiere of her latest movie. Theron, who participated in THR's annual actress roundtable, admitted that Glenn Close's Fatal Attraction taught her "about the birds and the bees." She recalled watching the film when she was eight or nine years old with her mom "in the car and I could feel the panic. And this conversation started, and it ended up being my sex coversation. It screwed me up, so I can't have a healthy relationship," Theron said with a laugh.
Comedian and actor Patton Oswalt, who has been receiving early Oscar buzz for his portrayal of a bullied former high school classmate of Mavis' (Theron), hits the Young Adult premiere on Dec. 8.
Director Jason Reitman took part in THR's annual director roundtable and spoke about what makes a director great: "I always figured there'd be a piece of recognizable DNA that I'd be like, "Oh, there's that trait that I'm noticing," [but] that does not exist at all."
Patrick Wilson, who also stars in CBS medical drama A Gifted Man, plays Mavis' high school sweetheart Buddy, now happily married when Mavis decides to return to her hometown to steal him away.
Young Adult screenwriter Diablo Cody keeps it simple in black. Cody recently announced that she would be stepping behind the camera, trying her hand at directing. Her first project? A Mandate comedy starring Russell Brand and Julianne Hough that she also scripted.
Elizabeth Reaser poses for photographers as she attends the Young Adult premiere. It has been a good several weeks for Reaser, who is enjoying a stellar worldwide box office with the penultimate Twilight film Breaking Dawn Part 1 raking in $595.3 million thus far.
Mamie Gummer walks the carpet at the New York premiere of Young Adult. Gummer, one of Meryl Streep's daughters who has also guest starred on CBS' The Good Wife and A Gifted Man, wed Ben Walker in July.
Collette Wolfe plays Matt's sister Sandra in Young Adult, "a plain woman who, living with her brother, has no life, has always idolized Mavis and inadvertently makes some comments that alter the course of things," THR film critic Todd McCarthy writes.
Smash actress Megan Hilty lights up a cool night at New York City's Ziegfeld Theatre. On Dec. 8, NBC announced that Golden Globe winner Uma Thurman would be joining the NBC midseason musical drama for a major arc.
Joe Drake and Nathan Kahane
Film producer Joe Drake and Young Adult executive producer/Mandate president Nathan Kahane stop by the film's afterparty. Both have a busy slate coming up, with Drake and Kahane working on Evil Dead, in addition to other feature projects.
Former America's Next Top Model runner-up Yaya DaCosta strikes a pose in support of the Mandate/Paramount feature. DaCosta has had a run at acting, appearing in In Time, Tron: Legacy, Fox's House and ABC's Body of Proof.
Fashion designer Calvin Klein showed support for Young Adult at the New York premiere of the dark comedy. Klein is no stranger to TV and film: He made a cameo during the third season of NBC's 30 Rock.
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