Kendrick Breathes Air With Clooney

Anna Kendrick (“Twilight,” “Rocket Science”) has landed the coveted female lead role opposite George Clooney in Paramount and Montecito’s comedy “Up in the Air” says The Hollywood Reporter.

Kendrick beat out the likes of Ellen Page and Emily Blunt for the role of a young woman who finds herself pulled into the orbit of a “career transition counselor” (i.e. professional firer) careening through the airless world of business travel.

“Juno” director Jason Reitman adapted and will direct the film version of Walter Kirn’s 2001 novel.

Ivan Reitman, Joe Medjuck, Tom Pollock, Dan Dubiecki, Ted Griffin and Jeff Clifford are producing.