Bron Studios has come on board to co-produce and finance Charlize Theron’s comedy “Tully” with Jason Reitman directing from Diablo Cody’s script.
Aaron L. Gilbert, Bron’s managing director, announced Friday that the film will start production in late summer in Vancouver.
Sierra/Affinity has also come on board and will launch international sales of the movie at this year’s Cannes Film Market. WME Global brokered the deal and will represent domestic rights.
News broke last month that Theron, Reitman and Cody were teaming on the then-untitled project. The trio last worked together on 2011’s “Young Adult.”
The new comedy tells the story of Theron’s character — a mother of three, including a newborn — who is gifted a night nanny by her brother. Hesitant to the extravagance at first, she comes to form a unique bond with the thoughtful, surprising and sometimes challenging young nanny named Tully.
Producers are Gilbert; Reitman and Helen Estabrook through their Right of Way Productions; Cody and Mason Novick; and Theron, AJ Dix and Beth Kono through Denver & Delilah Productions.
“Tully” is produced in association with Creative Wealth Media Finance, where Jason Cloth serves as executive producer.
The film marks a reunion for Reitman, Estabrook, Cody, Novick and Theron, who previously collaborated on “Young Adult.”
Theron recently appeared in “The Huntsman: Winter’s War” and “Mad Max: Fury Road.” Gilbert’s recent credits include “The Birth of a Nation,” “Special Correspondents” and “Welcome to Me.”
“Young Adult” starred Theron as an alcoholic ghost writer who returned to her Minnesota hometown to restart her life, leading mostly to a series of embarrassments for all involved. “Young Adult” carried a $12 million budget and grossed $22 million at the worldwide box office for Paramount.
Reitman and Cody worked together on 2007’s “Juno,” with Cody winning an Oscar for best original screenplay. Reitman was nominated for a best director Academy Award for “Juno” and “Up in the Air.”
Reitman produced 2009’s “Jennifer’s Body,” which was written by Cody. He also directed “Thank You for Smoking,” “Labor Day” and “Men, Women and Children.”