Jennifer Garner and Josh Duhamel are back to work on the set of their new film!
The duo was spotting filming scenes for the upcoming flick Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda on Monday (March 21) in Atlanta, Ga.
The movie is based on the young adult novel of the same name by Becky Albertalli.
It follows a young gay teen as he comes out to his classmates after a an email he sends to a boy falls into the wrong hands and he’s blackmailed by the class clown.
Alexandra Shipp, Logan Miller and Nick Robinson are also set to star in the film.
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Juno is going to work for Planned Parenthood.
The creators of the 2007 film are re-staging it with an entirely female cast as a one-night-only live-read on April 8 to raise money and awareness for the women’s health organization.
Ellen Page will be reprising her role as the pregnant teen and Jennifer Garner will be back as the hopeful, adoptive mother, but the male parts – like those originated by Michael Cera, Jason Bateman, and J.K. Simmons – will be filled by actresses this time.
Jason Reitman, who earned an Oscar nomination for directing the film, put his live script-reading series aside last April after five seasons, but the 2016 election inspired him to bring it back only a year later. This will be the first show of many in a new Resistance-inspired lineup, touching on topics such as immigration and the fake news epidemic.
“Like many other people, I felt like I wanted to do something. I wanted to find a way to contribute to the causes that have never felt more important,” he told EW. “It occurred to me that I have this show that could be used as a tool to not only raise money for causes that need the help, but could serve as an opportunity for a group like Planned Parenthood to connect with an audience who can be presented with new ideas, or even an action item.”
In some ways, the all-female cast will add an edgy new feel to the story, and in others it will require extra suspension of disbelief from the audience. Two women can definitely adopt a child, but they can’t exactly make one. (In case you needed to have this clarified.)
Reitman has previously done all-women casts for readings of Glengarry Glen Ross and Stand by Me. “Considering how much this election has done against women and what Planned Parenthood has done for women I thought it would be cool to hear this script with an all-female voice,” Reitman said.
The Juno reading will take place at the Ace Theater in downtown Los Angeles, and tickets can be found here. Reitman says they’ll be selling original artwork from the opening titles and other signed memorabilia, with all the money going to Planned Parenthood.
The full cast will be announced via @JasonReitman on Twitter in the days before the show.
Much of the Trump and Republican-led effort to strip Planned Parenthood of its funding focuses on the health organization’s abortion services – although the group states that only a small fraction its services are for terminating pregnancies. Nonetheless, ever since the Hyde Amendment in 1976, no federal money has been used for such procedures.
Planned Parenthood has recently begun a campaign to highlight what taxpayer dollars do help underwrite, like cancer screenings, STD treatment, pregnancy tests, contraceptives, and other reproductive issues.
Motherhood has been a running theme for Reitman and Juno screenwriter Diablo Cody, who won an Oscar for the movie’s script. (She’ll be at the reading, but won’t be playing a part.) The two paired up again in 2011 with Young Adult, starring Charlize Theron as a woman who goes home to stalk an ex-boyfriend who just announced the birth of his baby.
All three have joined forces again for this year’s Tully, starring Theron as the mother of three who forms a bond with the title character, a night nanny played by Mackenzie Davis.
Reitman says the Planned Parenthood read will resolve one point of debate about Juno, which was embraced by some anti-abortion advocates because the main character chooses to give birth rather than terminate the pregnancy.
“If there was any confusion about whether Juno was pro-choice or pro-life, this should settle that,” Reitman says. “Juno had a choice, and that was the most important part.”
In March, 16 Jennifer Garner went to Washington to testify about child poverty at a hearing for the House Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Subcommittee on behalf of the charity Save the Children. Garner, who is a trustee of the charity, appeared before the committee on the same day that President Donald Trump’s budget proposal—which would significantly cut the Education Department funding and does not prioritize early childhood education—was released. (The budget proposal also proposes severe cuts to funding for programs that serve low-income Americans, like Meals on Wheels, after-school and summer programs, and programs that provide nutrition for pregnant and nursing women, among others.)
“Mothers come up to me and say, ‘Can you help get my child into these programs? Can you just nudge us up in the wait-list? Is there anything you can do?’ ” Garner said of her work with Save the Children. “The thought that I would have to go back to these mothers and say, ‘Well, no, there is nothing that I can do.’ . . . These families know what it is to have this intervention, and they know what they’re losing when its gone, and I’ll have to answer to it.” The actress, in turn, called fora “significant investment in high-quality childhood education, proven effective programs like Early Head Start, childcare development block grants, preschool development grants, and home visitation models,” like Save the Children’s Early Steps to School Success.
“It’s easy to escape responsibility for disgrace like that by blaming the parents,” Garner said, and made reference to her own childhood in West Virginia, where she grew up around children in poverty. “Who doesn’t talk to a child? Who doesn’t sing to their child? I’ll tell you who: Parents who have lived their whole lives with the stresses that come with food scarcity, with lack of adequate shelter, with drug addiction and abuse. Parents who were left on the floor when they were children, ignored by their parents, who had to choose, as one out of three mothers in this country do, between providing food or a clean diaper for their children. Poverty dulls the senses, it saps hope, it destroys the will.”
“These children don’t vote, they don’t make political contributions; neither do their parents,” Garner said. “Somebody has to tell their story above all the noise. Poverty is silent, but I can’t be.”
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Actress Jennifer Garner says growing up “surrounded by generational, rural poverty” in West Virginia inspired her to become an advocate for early-childhood education.
Garner spoke at a meeting of the National Governors Association on Saturday about programs that bring educators into the homes of low-income parents to help them get their kids ready for kindergarten. At one point, her microphone was cut off and she said, “It’s like the Oscars!”
Garner says kids who don’t come to school prepared face huge disadvantages later in life. She says she saw it growing up, when kids stopped showing up at school and “disappeared off the face of the earth.”
She says intervention can make a difference with parents who lack the resources to help their kids’ developing brains.
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The National Governors Association (NGA) shared in her official instagram account that Jennifer will be discuss children’s advocacy this Saturday, 10:15am ET.
The live will happen in official NGA site: https://www.nga.org/cms/home.html
“In my work with @savethechildren and @savethechildrenactionnetwork, I have seen how early #learning programs transform the lives of #children” -#JenniferGarner. She will be joining governors at NGA’s Winter Meeting to discuss children’s advocacy. Watch live on Saturday at 10:15am ET. -> Link in bio. #WeTheStates #education
Greg Berlanti is directing the adaptation of the Becky Albertalli best-seller.
Jennifer Garner has joined the cast of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, Fox 2000’s adaptation of Becky Albertalli’s YA best-seller, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
Greg Berlanti, best known as the showrunner of The CW’s DC Comics-based superhero shows, is directing the coming-of-age and coming-out drama,
Nick Robinson is starring in the project, playing a high school junior named Simon whose sexual-orientation secret falls into the hands of the class clown, Martin (Logan Miller). Simon finds himself in a complicated situation when he’s blackmailed into helping Martin get to know his best friend, Abby, the new girl in school.
Garner will play Robinson’s mother.
Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen of Temple Hill are producing, as is Pouya Shahbazian.
Garner, who last year starred in the faith-based drama Miracles From Heaven, is repped by CAA, Management 360 and Sloane Offe
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