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Patton Oswalt, Patrick Wilson join 'Adult'

Jason Reitman directing Diablo Cody-penned black comedy

Patton Oswalt and Patrick Wilson are joining Charlize Theron in "Young Adult," Jason Reitman's new black comedy written by Diablo Cody. The project is set up at Mandate.

"Adult" follows a thirtysomething, divorced, young-adult fiction writer (Theron) in Minneapolis who returns to her hometown in Minnesota to chase an ex-boyfriend -- who's now married with a just-born baby -- that got away.

In a key co-starring role, Patton will play crippled, self-loathing man who had a crush on Theron when they were in high school, and gets sucked into Theron's journey as she reengages with her former high school colleagues.

Wilson will play the ex-boyfriend.

Mr. Mudd's Lianne Halfon and Russell Smith are producing along with Mason Novick, Cody and Reitman. Helen Estabrook, Nathan Kahane, John Malkovich are exec producing.

The pic is eyeing an October start, shooting in New York and Minneapolis.

By joining "Adult," Oswalt reteams with Cody: Oswalt appears in Cody's Showtime series, "United States of Tara." The actor, recently repped by CAA and Generate, wrapped "A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas" and last starred in "Big Fan."

Wilson, repped by CAA, stars in James Wan's horror movie "Insidious," which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and will appear with Rachel McAdams and Harrison Ford in November's "Morning Glory." The L.A. Times first reported Wilson's involvement.