Diablo Cody’s ready to try her hand at directing, with Mandate Pictures picking up Lamb of God which will be her feature film directorial project. Cody (Juno, Jennifer’s Body) wrote the screenplay and will executive produce the film along with Mandate’s President Nathan Kahane. Filming’s expected to get underway relatively quickly and casting is just about to begin.
From the press release:
The comedy follows a young conservative religious woman who loses her faith after a plane crash, decides to go to Las Vegas to live the life of a sinner, and on her journey finds her way back to her faith.
Kahane said, “Having been in the trenches with Diablo and Mason on Juno and Young Adult, we immediately jumped at the opportunity to partner with them again. It’s an honor to be a part of Diablo’s transition as a director.”
Lamb of God marks the third collaboration with Cody, Novick and Mandate after their successful partnerships on Juno and Young Adult, which will be released by Paramount Pictures. Juno, directed by Reitman and written by Cody, garnered a host of accolades, including an Academy Award® for Best Original Screenplay (Diablo Cody) and three Academy Award® nominations for Best Motion Picture (Lianne Halfon, Mason Novick and Russell Smith, Producers), Best Actress, and Best Director. The $227 million box-office and critical sensation was released by Fox Searchlight in late 2007.
Source: Mandate Pictures
-By Rebecca Murray
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