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Filming begins on Jason Reitman's Men, Women and Children

Story by Jack Foley

PRINCIPAL photography has commenced on Jason Reitman’s next film, Men, Women & Children.

Adapted from Chad Kultgen’s novel of the same name, the film follows the story of a group of high school teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate the many ways the Internet has changed their relationships, their communication, their self-image, and their love lives.

The film attempts to stare down social issues such as video game culture, anorexia, infidelity, fame hunting, and the proliferation of illicit material on the internet.

As each character and each relationship is tested, we are shown the variety of roads people choose – some tragic, some hopeful – as it becomes clear that no one is immune to this enormous social change that has come through our phones, our tablets, and our computers.

Men, Women & Children stars Rosemarie Dewitt (Rachel Getting Married), Jennifer Garner (Dallas Buyers Club), Judy Greer (Dawn of The Planet of The Apes, Tomorrowland), Dean Norris (Breaking Bad), Adam Sandler (Grown Ups) and Emma Thompson (Saving Mr Banks).

The young ensemble cast includes Timothée Chalamet (Interstellar), Olivia Crocicchia (Terri), Kaitlyn Dever (Short Term 12), Ansel Elgort (Divergent), Katherine Hughes (Roadies), Elena Kampouris (Labor Day) and Travis Tope.

The film is shooting in and around Austin, Texas.

Reitman, whose latest film Labor Day hits UK cinemas in early 2014, co-wrote the screenplay with Erin Cressida Wilson and is producing the feature with his partner Helen Estabrook.

Narrated by Emma Thompson, the film’s ensemble cast features Sandler and DeWitt as Don and Rachel Truby, and Tope as their son Chris.

Garner stars as Patricia Beltmeyer with Dever as her daughter Brandy. Greer is Joan Clint and Crocicchia is daughter Hannah.

Norris plays Kent Mooney with Elgort playing his son Tim. Hughes and Kampouris play cheerleaders Brooke Benton and Allison Doss, respectively, and Chalamet is football player Danny Vance.

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