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Jason Reitman‘s Men, Women & Children has added Emma Thompson, Judy Greer and Breaking Bad star Dean Norris ahead of the start of principal photography in Austin, Texas.
The film, which also stars Adam Sandler, Jennifer Garner and Rosemarie DeWitt, is based on Chad Kultgen’s novel of the same name. Reitman is directing from a screenplay he co-wrote with Erin Cressida Wilson.
The ensemble pic follows a group of high school teens and their parents as they attempt to navigate the many ways the Internet has changed their relationships, their communication, their self-images and their love lives.
The cast also includes several young up-and-comers who will play the high schoolers, including Timothee Chalamet (Interstellar), Olivia Crocicchia (Terri), Kaitlyn Dever (Short Term 12), Ansel Elgort (The Fault in Our Stars), Katherine C. Hughes (Roadies), Elena Kampouris (Labor Day) and Travis Tope (The Town that Dreaded Sundown).
Reitman is producing the feature with Helen Estabrook via their Right of Way Films banner. Michael Beugg and Mason Novick will executive produce. Paramount announced that principal photography began Monday.
Rounding out the cast are David Denman, Jason Douglas, Dennis Haysbert, Shane Lynch, Will Peltz and J.K. Simmons.
Thompson will narrate the film. The British actress stars in Disney’s Saving Mr. Banks, which is in limited release. She’s repped by WME.
Greer’s upcoming films include Tomorrowland and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. She’s repped by CAA, Principato-Young Entertainment and Felker Toczek Gellman Suddleson.
Norris, who starred as Hank Schrader on AMC’s hit series Breaking Bad, also stars on TV series Under the Dome. He’s repped by CAA and Industry Entertainment.
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