UPDATE: Josh Brolin’s reps tell me he will be in the movie, too, playing the guy who engages in the weekend affair with Kate Winslet’s character.
EXCLUSIVE: I’m hearing that Kate Winslet will be set shortly to star in Labor Day, the adaptation of the Joyce Maynard novel that was scripted and will be directed by Jason Reitman.
The Oscar-winning Winslet, who’s just coming off HBO’s Mildred Pierce, will play a single mother of a young son who takes in a stranger with a dangerous past. She falls in love with him over the course of Labor Day Weekend. The project is set with Indian Paintbrush and Reitman’s Right Of Way, and they will now set it with a distributor. CAA-repped Winslet just wrapped the Steven Soderbergh-directed Contagion and Carnage, the Roman Polanski-directed adaptation of the hit play God of Carnage.