‘Tully’ Trailer: Charlize Theron Reunites with ‘Young Adult’ Director Jason Reitman

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The first trailer has arrived for Tully (apparently not a sequel to the Tom Hanks-starring Sully), an upcoming comedy that reunites Charlize Theron with Young Adult director Jason Reitman (Up in the Air, Thank You for Smoking).

The film also reunites Reitman with screenwriter Diablo Cody, who penned his sophomore hit feature Juno. Tully follows mother of three Marlo (Theron), who, as the trailer clearly shows, is having a tiring, stressful time raising a family – including a newborn – and juggling the many things a mother has to take care of in today’s day and age. Her brother (Mark Duplass) decides to hire her a nanny, Tully (Mackenzie Davis).

The teaser trailer below doesn’t give up too much, ending at just the right moment to hook us in. At first glance, it looks like Theron’s got a strong role on her hands here, and if we get something at the level of Retiman and Temple’s Juno, well, we may have something very special indeed. We’ll see.

Tully, also starring Ron Livingston, will open in the US on April 20 and arrives in Australia on

Synopsis for Tully:

A new comedy from Academy Award®-nominated director Jason Reitman (“Up in the Air”) and Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (“Juno”). Marlo (Academy Award® winner Charlize Theron), a mother of three including a newborn, is gifted a night nanny by her brother (Mark Duplass). Hesitant to the extravagance at first, Marlo comes to form a unique bond with the thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging young nanny named Tully (Mackenzie Davis).

Image credit: Focus Features
Image credit: Focus Features