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Diablo Cody raising "Young Adult"

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Diablo Cody’s new screenplay, “Young Adult,” is in development at Mandate Pictures.

The storyline involves a thirtysomething, divorced, young-adult fiction writer in Minneapolis who returns to her hometown to chase the ex-boyfriend that got away -- and who’s now married with a kid.

All the major producers on the project last collaborated on Cody’s Oscar-winning “Juno,” which turned into a $227 million-grossing phenomenon after Fox Searchlight released it in late 2007.

Cody has a “Taming of the Shrew” revamp set up at Paramount and an adaptation of the “Sweet Valley High” books in development at Universal. Her last produced screenplay was for the feature “Jennifer’s Body,” which Fox Atomic released last year, and she continues to write and executive produce the Showtime series “The United States of Tara,” which kicked off its second season Monday.