Farmiga Joins Clooney In The Air

Vera Farmiga (“The Departed,” “The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas”) has joined “Up in the Air” for Paramount Pictures and Montecito, reports Variety.

The story centers on a human resources executive whose only joy in life comes from the prospect of notching his millionth frequent-flyer mile, a goal he pursues with zeal as the rest of his life falls apart because he is constantly on the road.

Farmiga will play a businesswoman who develops a romantic relationship with George Clooney’s lead character through meetings in airports and hotels around the country.

Jason Reitman adapted the screenplay from Walter Kirn’s novel of the same name and will direct. Shooting starts in late February in St. Louis, Miami and Las Vegas.