The feature film adaptation of Walter Kirn’s novel, Up in the Air has become the tale of two Jason’s. According to Variety, Jason Reitman is attached to direct the Dreamworks film about “a corporate downsizer who is obsessed with collecting frequent flyer miles at the expense of having a life.” This no life having downsizer will be played by none other than George Clooney, with Jason Bateman co-starring as his boss.
Whoever thought you’d see the day when Bateman ranked higher than Clooney? This will be a reunion for Reitman and Bateman as both talents were a part of the 2007 indie hit, Juno. Bateman has several upcoming projects on the horizon including the fertility-based Jennifer Aniston comedy Baster , and Couple’s Retreat with frequent collaborator Vince Vaughn.