Juno director Jason Reitman headed for divorce court
Jason Reitman has filed for divorce from his wife of seven years. The Up in the Air director is soon to be single.
Jason Reitman, who directed Juno and directed and co-wrote Up in the Air, is divorcing his writer wife Michele Lee. The couple has been married for seven years and they have one child together, Josie. Is there a prenup? No one's saying yet.
Reitman is most famous for directing Juno, the quirky teen pregnancy film written by stripper-turned-screenwriter Diablo Cody and starring Ellen Page as the knocked-up teenager. He was nominated for Best Director at the 2007 Academy Awards, and Cody won an Oscar for her screenplay.
After that, the son of Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman directed Up in the Air starring George Clooney as a businessman who can't settle down, Vera Farmiga as the woman he meets on his travels and Anna Kendrick as the young woman he mentors. All three actors were nominated for Academy Awards, and Reitman was nominated for Best Director, but the film won no golden statues.
In 2004, Lee and Reitman co-wrote a short film, Consent. In the movie, a couple on a date reaches an awkward moment when the young man asks the young woman if she'd mind filling out a "sexual consent" form before they have sex. After that, their lawyers get involved, and things get sticky.
We'll see if a prenup makes this celebrity divorce cut and dry or messy.