‘Young Adult’ Trailer: A Boozing (And Hilarious) Charlize Theron Confronts Her Past (VIDEO)

By: / October 6, 2011

Charlize Theron is known for her dramatic work; lest we forget her Oscar-winning turn as serial killer Aileen Wuornos in 2003’s Monster.

So, color us pleasantly surprised to see her test her comedic skills in the new trailer for Young Adult, the latest collaboration between Juno’s Jason Reitman and Diablo Cody.

In the movie, Charlize plays Mavis Gary, a boozing teen lit writer who goes back home to win back her high school boyfriend (Patrick Wilson). As you might guess, things don’t go quite as planned, and Mavis is left to confront her rocky past, including everyone who hated her in high school.

Will this be a hit like Juno was in 2007? We’ll know when Young Adult hits theaters on Dec. 2. In the meantime, check out the trailer now.