George Clooney is in talks to star in Up in the Air, an adaptation of the Walter Kirn novel that Jason Reitman adapted and will direct for DreamWorks, says Variety.
Clooney will play an unapologetic corporate downsizer whose untethered life is consumed by collecting air miles.
The project is set up at the Montecito Picture Company, which has its first-look deal with DreamWorks.
Producers are Ivan Reitman, Tom Pollock, Joe Medjuck and Jeff Clifford for Montecito and Hard C’s Daniel Dubiecki and Jason Reitman. Ted Griffin will also be involved in a producing capacity.
Reitman completed the script weeks ago and just showed it to Clooney.