Clooney Goes Up in the Air

George Clooney will star in the adaptation of Walter Kirn’s novel “Up in the Air” for DreamWorks Pictures says the trades.

Clooney will play a heartless HR executive that has become fixated on earning his millionth frequent flyer mile.

In achieving this meager dream, Clooney becomes disconnected with his family and is essentially left without a homelife.

Jason Reitman (“Juno,” “Thank You for Smoking”) will direct the film and shooting will kick off early next year.