Director Jason Reitman and screenwriter Diablo Cody are teaming up with Oscar winner Charlize Theron once again on the comedy movie Tully. The trio previously worked together on the 2011 dramedy Young Adult which earned Charlize Theron both Golden Globe and Broadcast Film Critics Association nominations for her performance in the starring role. Tully will be produced by Bron Studios’ Aaron L. Gilbert, Right of Way Productions’ Reitman and Helen Estabrook, and Denver & Delilah Productions’ Theron, AJ Dix, and Beth Kono. Cody and Mason Novick are also producing the comedy which is aiming for a summer shoot in Vancouver.
Theron’s currently shooting American Express directed by Nash Edgerton and co-starring Amanda Seyfried and Joel Edgerton. She’s also working on Fast 8 alongside Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Kurt Russell, Jason Statham, and Michelle Rodriguez. Reitman most recently directed Men, Women & Children with Jennifer Garner and Adam Sandler. Cody’s writing credits include Juno, Jennifer’s Body, and Ricki and the Flash.
The Plot: The new comedy tells the story of Marlo (Theron), a mother of three including a newborn, who is gifted a night nanny by her brother. Hesitant to the extravagance at first, Marlo comes to form a unique bond with the thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging young nanny named Tully.