Jason Bateman Goes “Up in the Air”

Jason Bateman has signed on for “Up in the Air” for DreamWorks and the Montecito Picture Co. says Variety.

An adaptation of the Walter Kirn novel, Jason Reitman (“Juno”) helms the film in which George Clooney stars as a corporate downsizer who is obsessed with collecting frequent flyer miles at the expense of having a life.

Bateman will play his boss and will complete his work on the project before moving on to the Mandate Pictures comedy “Baster” with Jennifer Aniston at the end of the month.