Diablo Cody is one divisive individual. People seem to love her or hate her, and little in between. Personally, I think she’s pretty cool. I loved the hell out of her screenplay for Juno (commence bitching about its dialogue in 3… 2… 1…), and while Jennifer’s Body was a mess, I liked what she was shooting for — even if the dead-eyed performance of Megan Fox and the sloppy direction Karyn Kusama ultimately sank it into the abyss.
Cody recently also wrote the screenplay for Jason Reitman’s Young Adult (with the spectacular cast of Charlize Theron, Patrick Wilson, J.K. Simmons, and Patton Oswalt), and n3ext she’ll be taking her turn at directing. She’ll be helming Lamb Of God, based on another script that she’s written, and sadly, it’s not about the metal band.
The comedy follows a young conservative religious woman who loses her faith after a plane crash, decides to go to Las Vegas to live the life of a sinner, and on her journey finds her way back to her faith.
There’s a great deal of potential there, and if you like her particular brand of snappy, sardonic dialogue, we could potentially be in for quite the treat. Casting has just begun, so we should be hearing more in the coming weeks.