Josh Brolin terrifies me. It may be his scowl, it may be his gruff, take-no-prisoners demeanor, it may be that the one time I met him was immediately following a screening of Milk, or it may be the fact that he's utterly terrifying. I mean, if I ever have the opportunity to chat with him again, my only hope of remaining calm is to endlessly repeat the mantra "He was in Jonah Hex and you were not" over and over until I'm no longer too intimidated to speak. What I mean to say is that I never would have thought this glowering hulk of a man to be an ideal vessel for the whimsical neologisms of Diablo Cody, but Showbiz 411 reports that Mr. Diane Lane himself is perhaps slated to star in Young Adult, Cody's next collaboration with Juno director Jason Reitman.
Brolin would join Charlize Theron (who proved her versatility not in Monster so much as in Arrested Development), who is starring as a divorced writer (natch) who returns to her middle American Cameron Crowe-ian homeland in order to regroup. Presumably about 19 minutes into the film she encounters her former paramour - now married with children - thus presumably inciting a sexually flustered mid-life crisis that I imagine ends in a way which bucks the obvious, if only because Reitman would never allow himself to make a film so easily perceived as ordinary.