Two years ago (Up in the Air) sat at one of those The Hollywood Reporter director’s roundtables. (Sideways) was also present. It became apparent fairly soon that Reitman has a huge director’s crush on his co-filmmaker.
Hence, he probably has seen the great bit of scene stealing done by in Payne’s The Descendants - and swiftly decided to cast her in his upcoming feature. That’s my guess anyway.
The adaptation of Chad Kultgen’s novel centers on the way American families deal with the collision of sexuality and technology (read: the internet).
will "play Joan Clint, a mom who posts alluring photos of her daughter online."
, in a rare dramatic role, and have already signed.