Charlize Theron in 'Young Adult': Diablo Cody's latest endeavor
Theron plays Mavis, a boozy YA fiction writer who borders on unlikable, and some sources claim that there's already Oscar buzz for the role. Mavis returns to her hometown to win back the heart of her high school sweetheart... who is married, with a child.
According to Reuters, Cody admits that the hollow, whiskey-swilling homewrecker is at least partially based on herself. Directed by Jason Reitman, early reviews peg "Young Adult" as his darkest work.