Diablo Cody, who became a pop-culture sensation when she penned “Juno” (and won an Oscar for it), is giving the director’s chair a spin. Now that her show, “United States of Tara,” has been canceled, Cody is taking the opportunity to take the reins on “Lamb of God,” a Christmas film she wrote.
Cody will be working once again with Mandate Pictures, who backed “Juno” and her upcoming film “Young Adult.” On her blog, Cody describes the film as a “nice Christmas story” about “a woman who survives a plane crash and loses her faith in everything.” The woman ultimately rediscovers her faith while living a life of lush debauchery in (where else?) Vegas.
Jason Reitman, who directed “Juno” and “Young Adult,” warned Cody that the Vegas night shoots will be her greatest challenge as a director.
According to Cody’s blog, Reitman said, “The next time you write something for yourself to direct, every scene will take place indoors, during the day, in a
neutral location. It’ll be like: Interior. Kitchen. Noon.”
Cody also recently announced the return of her hilarious web series “Red Band Trailer,” in which she interviews celebrities in a trailer. “RED BAND TRAILER is coming back for 10 new episodes. We start shooting
next week & go live in September. Really excited to share,” she tweeted.
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