Diablo Cody Pens “Young Adult” For Mandate

“Juno” and “Jennifer’s Body” scribe Diablo Cody has set up her next script “Young Adult” at Mandate Pictures and John Malkovich’s Mr. Mudd production company according to a press release.

Several sources cite that the comedy follows a recently divorced thirty-something author of young adult fiction who returns home to in the hope of winning back the affections of her ex-boyfriend. Trouble is, he’s now married with a child.

Malkovich will serve as executive producer on the project which is being fast-tracked. Cody, Mason Novick, Lianne Halfon and Russell Smith will produce.

Cody is also at work on film adaptations of the “Sweet Valley High” novel series at Universal and Shakespeare’s “The Taming Of The Shrew” at Paramount.