Paramount Gives Josh Brolin, Kate Winslet and Jason Reitman Some ‘Labor’

Reitman will write and direct “Labor Day,” based on Joyce Maynard's novel and starring Brolin and Winslet

Jason Reitman is back at Paramount, making the drama "Labor Day," starring Josh Brolin and Kate Winslet, Paramount announced Friday. The studio will co-produce with Indian Paintbrush.

The movie is based on Joyce Maynard's novel about an escaped convict, played by Brolin, who seeks shelter with a single mother, played by Winslet, and her son over a Labor Day weekend. Reitman (right) adapted the novel for the screen.

Indian Paintbrush, a development, production and finance company, will co-finance with Paramount.

Lianne Halfon and Russell Smith, of Mr. Mudd Productions, will produce with Reitman and Helen Estabrook of Right of Way Films.

Winslet, who won the Academy Award for the 2008 "The Reader," stars as Dr. Erin Mears in Warner's "Contagion," and Brolin is starring in Warner's "Gangster Squad," which is now filming.

"Labor Day" is Reitman's fourth Paramount project. His "Young Adult" will be released Dec. 9. He also made Paramount's 2010 "Up in the Air" and Paramount Vantage's "Jeff, Who Lives at Home," set for a March, 2012 release.