Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin have joined the cast of Jason Reitman's adaptation of Labor Day, according to EW.
The film is based on the novel of the same name by Joyce Maynard and follows the story of Henry, a thirteen-year-old loner who spends most of his time watching television and dreaming of his female classmates. He is also bent on making his mother, Adele happy, even though he can never seem to do it.
The Thursday before Labor Day everything changes when Henry meets a mysterious bleeding man named Frank who asks Henry for help. He will learn a lot over the five days between that fateful Thursday and Labor Day, much more than he ever though possible.
Reitman has a knack for developing films from novels. He wrote and directed Up in the Air, which was adapted from a novel. His next project if Young Adults, which he will direct from a script by Diablo Cody. He previously worked with Cody on the critically-acclaimed Juno.