Screenwriter Diablo Cody is looking to add a new job description to her resume – director. The writer will be taking on her first directorial duties with Lamb Of God, a screenplay she has also written.
Deadline describes the script as a comedy that “follows a young conservative religious woman who loses her faith after a plane crash. She decides to go to Vegas and live the life of a sinner, and somehow finds her faith along the way.”
Mandate Pictures, who produced Cody’s breakthrough film Juno, will be performing similar duties here.
Since winning the Best Screenplay Academy Award for Juno, Cody has kept herself busy. Her horror film Jennifer’s Body was already in production at the time of her Oscar win. Juno‘s director Jason Reitman is just finishing up work on the pair’s second collaboration Young Adult, about a ghost writer of a popular series of girls young adult novels who returns to her home town to steal her high school sweetheart away from his wife. (I have to say that I’ve tried reading this script several times but just found the lead characters pretty much across the board unlikeable.) Cody also was hired to adapt the popular tween novel series Sweet Valley High for the big screen, but that was almost two years ago and we’ve heard nothing on it since so that project might very well be dead.