Kusama may pick up 'Body'

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Karyn Kusama is in negotiations to direct "Jennifer's Body," Fox Atomic's comedic horror movie from "Juno" team Diablo Cody and Jason Reitman.

Megan Fox is attached to star in the project, which tells the story of a cheerleader who is possessed by a demon and starts feeding off the boys in a Minnesota farming town. Her "plain Jane" best friend must take drastic measures to protect their small town from the seductive teenager's insatiable appetite for high school boys.

Fox Atomic pre-emptively picked up Cody's spec in October with Fox attached to star and Mason Novick producing (HR 10/23). Reitman and his Hard C producing partner Dan Dubiecki came on board to produce in November.

A March start date in Vancouver is being planned.

Kusama, repped by WMA, gained attention for her debut "Girlfight," which won the directing award and the grand jury award at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival. She also directed the Charlize Theron actionner "Aeon Flux."
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