“Up in the Air” and Oscar-nominated director Jason Reitman has cast 13-year-old actor Gattlin Griffith for a key role in his upcoming drama LABOR DAY, which is set to star Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin. Brighid Fleming has also joined the cast.
In the script, written by Reitman and based on the novel by Joyce Maynard, a depressed single mother (Winslet) offers an escaped convict (Brolin) a ride in her car. As their relationship evolves, the action is seen through the eyes of Winslet’s child (Griffith). Fleming will play Eleanor in the film, the object of Griffith’s affection.
James Van Der Beek was also added to the cast today.