George Clooney is a frequent flyer
George Clooney's always worth watching, and so far director Jason Reitman hasn't set a foot wrong, with Thank You For Smoking and Juno under his belt. So the prospect of a film from both of them - say, one called Up In The Air - is a positively tasty one, and we're delighted to bring you the new poster for the film.
Clooney stars as a corporate downsizing expert (booo! Hissss!) who travels all over the US in pursuit of more opportunities to fire people. As he approaches the 10million* frequent flyer miles milestone and meets the frequent-flying woman of his dreams (Farmiga), his cherished lifestyle is threatened as his company wants to move him to headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska.
We have a feeling that this will share more creative DNA with Thank You For Smoking than Juno, but in any case it sounds like an opportunity for sly Clooney comedy, sort of Michael Clayton meets Intolerable Cruelty.
*It's one million in the Walter Kim novel on which this is based, so we're not sure this is right; we'll try to find out.