Director Jason Reitman (who brought us Juno) is coming back with the movie Up in the Air, an upcoming comedy starring George Clooney in the lead role. The film is based on the novel of the same name written by Walter Kirn. should be released end of 2009.
“George Clooney plays Ryan Bingham, a 35 year old a career transition counselor at a Denver-based management consulting company, Integrated Strategic Management (ISM). Ryan travels around the country to terminate corporate employees. He does not have a personal life and he numbs himself with sex, booze and drugs. His life on the road comes to a halt when his company downsizes its travel budget. He is required to spend more time at home just as he is on the cusp of a goal he’s worked toward for years: reaching five million frequent flyer miles and just after he’s met the frequent-traveler woman of his dreams.”
– George Clooney as Ryan Bingham, a career transition counselor
– Melanie Lynskey as Julie, Ryan Bingham’s sister
– Anna Kendrick as Natalie Keener
– Jason Bateman as Craig Gregory, owner of Integrated Strategic Management
– Danny McBride as Jim
One may think that such a dark comedy isn’t the best thing in a time of recession, but hey, it’s starring george Clooney so you bet the movie Up in the Air is gonna be fun to watch!