By Dave Campbell | October 8, 2009
Up in the Air is a film adaptation of the 2001 novel, Up in the Air, written by Walter Kirn. The screenplay was penned by Jason Reitman and Sheldon, with Reitman also sitting in the director’s chair. Jason Reitman is best known for writing/directing Thank You for Smoking, as well as directing Diablo Cody’s into to screen writing, Juno.
The story follows career transition counselor Ryan Bingham (George Clooney) who travels around the country terminating corporate employees and delivering motivational speeches while remaining anonymous during his excursions. Living hub to hub and free of a personal/social life, Ryan desensitizes himself with promiscuous sex with women, drugs, and alcohol, but his company has now grounded him in Omaha, Nebraska at the corporate headquarters. Up in the Air also stars Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick, Jason Bateman, Danny McBride, Melanie Lynskey, Amy Morton, Sam Elliott, J.K. Simmons, Zach Galifianakis, Tamala Jones, Chris Lowell, Adam Rose, Dave Engfer, and James Anthony.
The release dates are as follows:
December 4, 2009 limited
December 11, 2009 expansion
December 25, 2009 wide
Check out the Trailer below: