When she is not off fighting injustice during the writer's strike, there is no doubt that Diablo Cody has plenty of work to do in the coming year. The Hollywood Reporter announced that Cody will re-team with Juno director Jason Reitman for the supernatural comedy, Jennifer's Body. Reitman will be producing the flick along with his partner Dan Dubiecki for Fox Atomic, who told THR that "We're here because Diablo's voice and our voice align."
Back in October, Erik had reported that Megan Fox (the dream girl of pubescent boys everywhere) had signed for the lead in the teen comedy – and just as a side note, am I only one who thinks Fox looks like a little old for high school? Fox will star as a small-town Minnesota cheerleader who starts killing local boys after she becomes possessed by a demon. So if that wasn't weird enough, then "Her 'plain Jane' best friend must kill her, and then escape from a correctional facility to go after the Satan-worshiping rock band responsible for the transformation." Cody herself describes the script as "Juno but with cannibalism and evisceration." I don't know about you, but that description alone has sold me on the film.
Reitman and Dubiecki seem eager to have Cody on board, telling THR, "We want to make unusual films, and anything that turns a genre on its ear interests Dan and I. And if you look at 'Bonzai,' 'Juno' and 'Jennifer's Body,' they bring a new voice to genres people are very aware of." Jennifer's Body is set to start shooting later this year and is aiming for a 2009 release.