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Diablo Cody Writing Young Adult

A tale of old exes and new sex

Since nabbing her Oscar for Juno, scriptwriter Diablo Cody has barely stopped working, pumping out the likes of Jennifer’s Body and TV comedy drama The United States Of Tara. Now she’s scored another job with the original screenplay Young Adult.

Mandate Pictures and John Malkovich’s Mr Mudd production company, which helped get Juno made, has snapped up the pitch, which will follow a divorced thirtysomething young adult writer who heads back to her hometown in the hopes of winning back her ex-boyfriend, who is now married and a father.

It’s just one more assignment for Cody, who is already hard at work on both adapting the Sweet Valley High novels and Shakespeare’s The Taming Of The Shrew for the big screen. You've got to admit - she's got eclectic taste...

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