George Clooney is in talks to star in Jason Reitman’s next film, an adaptation of Walter Kirn’s novel Up In The Air. Clooney will play a cut-throat corporate downsizer who is consummed with getting the most airline frequent flyer miles he can.
Although the film will be Reitman’s followup to last fall’s surprise hit Juno, it is a project that the writer/director has been working on for some time. He first started working on the adaptation back in 2003, but set the project aside after he read Diablo Cody’s screenplay Juno and decided to make that his follow up to his 2005 debut Thank You For Smoking.
Since the success of Juno, Reitman has served as a producer on Cody’s follow-up screenplay, Jennifer’s Body, which is being directed by Karyn Kusama.