When your directorial debut features an ensemble cast that absolutely knocks it out of the ball park, there's a pretty good chance a host of folks will line up itching to be a part of your follow-up film. Thus is the case with Jason Reitman's Juno, which has just added comeback kid Jason Bateman and Allison Janney to a cast that already includes Jennifer Garner, Michael Cera and the fantastic Ellen Page. Pic reunites Bateman and Cera -- who played father and son on Arrested Development -- though their roles will be slightly different this time around.
Coming-of-age story follows a high school girl named Juno (Page) who discovers she's pregnant after briefly shacking up with her best friend (Cera). Bateman is set to play Garner's "emotionally stunted" husband, and one half of a couple who are interested in adopting the newborn baby. Janney was cast as Juno's stepmother. Though Arrested Development never quite found a large enough audience, that has not stopped Bateman from churning out the big-screen projects; apart from Juno, he also stars in The Ex, The Kingdom, Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium and Tonight, He Comes. All intriguing projects, but nothing even comes close to his role as Todd Howard in Teen Wolf Too. Which reminds me: Don't you think it's about time for a Teen Wolf Three? Written by stripper-turned-screenwriter Diablo Cody, Juno is set to hit theaters at some point this year.