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Chad Kultgen's 'Men, Women & Children' comes to screens

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Chad Kultgen's 'Men, Women & Children' comes to screens

Chad Kultgen is best known for his book "The Average American Male," the 2007 bestseller full of the meandering life and X-rated thoughts of, that's right, an average 20-something guy. Some people found it hilarious, others, misogynist. But it's his 2011 novel "Men, Women & Children" that's soon coming to screens.

The novel follows a group of junior high classmates, their parents and the private lives that the Internet enables them all to lead involving porn, video games and illicit relationships.

The film adaptation comes from Jason Reitman ("Up in the Air," "Juno") who has long been a fan of Kultgen's books. In 2011, he told the New York Times that he found Kultgen's work "shocking, but not because the content was unfamiliar. It was just a new experience to see those words written down."

The film version of "Men, Women & Children" stars Ansel Elgort ("The Fault In Our Stars") as one of the adolescents. The adult lineup includes Adam Sandler, Emma Thompson, Judy Greer and Jennifer Garner.

It will debut at the Toronto film festival next month. An official release date hasn't been announced, but people who use the Whisper app -- which traffics in sharing intimate secrets -- will hear about it first, thanks to an innovative social media campaign.

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