Now that The Avengers is a certified phenomenon, it’s safe to assume that everyone involved has their pick of movie projects from here on out and Clark Gregg, Agent Coulson to you Marvel movie nerds, is jumping into bed with the director of Young Adult.
THR reports that Gregg has joined the cast of Labor Day, the next film from director Jason Reitman. The movie, which Reitman adapted from the Joyce Maynard novel of the same name, is a road trip drama about a mother (Kate Winslet) and her young son (Gattlin Griffith) who end up in the company of an escaped convict named Frank (Josh Brolin) over Labor Day Weekend. Luckily for them, the convict is more of a “life lessons” sort of guy and over the three days he and the young boy bond instead of, you know, stabbing him and his mother to death or something.
James Van Der Beek, Brighid Fleming, and Tom Lipinski have also been announced as co-stars, with the latter playing the young Frank in a series of flashbacks. Details on Gregg’s character have been not been disclosed at this time.
Had I seen it early enough, Young Adult would’ve have ranked very high on my favorite films of last year list and because of that I’m on board for Reitman’s follow-up. Labor Day sounds like it has the potential to be a very powerful drama and the cast is excellent (Van Der Beek deserves better than just playing himself on a wannabe edgy sitcom). The addition of Gregg just sweetens the pot even more. Keep an eye on Labor Day, folks.
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