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Old 11-24-08, 12:37 AM
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Up in the Air (D: J. Reitman, 2009) S: Clooney, Farmiga

From Variety:
Vera Farmiga is taking to the skies.

The "Departed" thesp will star opposite George Clooney in Jason Reitman's "Up in the Air" for Paramount Pictures and Montecito.

Story centers on a human resources exec 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 Clooney's character through meetings in airports and hotels around the country.
Based on the novel by Walter Kirn. Here is the book's cover blurb:

“Bingham’s job as a Career Transition Counselor has kept him airborne for years. Although he has come to despise his line of work, he has come to love the culture of what he calls “Airworld,” finding contentment within pressurized cabins, anonymous hotel rooms, and a wardrobe of wrinkle-free slacks. With a letter of resignation sitting on his boss’s desk, and the hope of a job with a mysterious consulting firm, Ryan Bingham is agonizingly close to his ultimate goal, his Holy Grail: one million frequent flier miles. But before he achieves this long-desired freedom, conditions begin to deteriorate. With perception, wit, and wisdom, Up in the Air combines brilliant social observation with an acute sense of the psychic costs of our rootless existence, and confirms Walter Kirn as one of the most savvy chroniclers of American life.”
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vera farmiga? i'm in.
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Jason Bateman has joined the cast.
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And with it... All interest in this project.
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According to Variety, this will have a Christmas release from Paramount.
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Re: Up in the Air (Reitman, 2009): Clooney as exec obsessed with frequent flyer miles

The title of this thread made me think of Punch-Drunk Love
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Re: Up in the Air (Reitman, 2009): Clooney as exec obsessed with frequent flyer miles

Sounds like the Coen Bros. should be directing/producing. I have images of Intolerable Cruelty when in read the plot synopsis.
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watched clooney film some of this, my cousin is an extra in the movie too
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Re: Up in the Air (Reitman, 2009): Clooney as exec obsessed with frequent flyer miles

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The title of this thread made me think of Punch-Drunk Love
Me too.

And the description is similar too.
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Re: Up in the Air (Reitman, 2009): Clooney as exec obsessed with frequent flyer miles

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vera farmiga? i'm in.
Meh... too off-beat for me...
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Re: Up in the Air (Reitman, 2009): Clooney as exec obsessed with frequent flyer miles

Reitman's Twitter page, with updates on the film's editing.
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Reitman's Twitter page, with updates on the film's editing.
The idea of a "Sneakers" reboot with Brad Pitt in the Redford role nearly has me in tears.

I love that stupid movie so, so much.
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Re: Up in the Air (Reitman, 2009): Clooney as exec obsessed with frequent flyer miles

I really really like that poster for some very strange reason.
Take out the Text and it could be a good Criterion cover.
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Would you like it even more if you saw little "Rated R" symbol on it somewhere?
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Awww...the title made me think they were making a sequel to this
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My girlfriend and I stayed in the hotel in St. Louis while they filmed this. I met George briefly in the restroom. I bet we will go see this since we have a connection to it.
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I'm in, though I agree that this sounds like a character Clooney would play for the Coen Bros.
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Would you like it even more if you saw little "Rated R" symbol on it somewhere?
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Confirmed for December 4th.
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Re: Up in the Air (Reitman, 2009): Clooney as exec obsessed with frequent flyer miles

Very cool cast:
Ryan Bingham - George Clooney
Alex Goran - Vera Farmiga
Natalie Keener - Anna Kendrick
Craig Gregory - Jason Bateman
Jim Miller - Danny McBride
Julie Bingham - Melanie Lynskey
Kara Bingham - Amy Morton
Maynard Finch - Sam Elliott
Bob - J.K. Simmons
Steve - Zach Galifianakis

And very good Variety Review:
http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117...ryid=3222&cs=1


Running time: 109 MIN.


Cant wait to see a trailer.
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Up in the Air Teaser Trailer from /Film on Vimeo.



Looks like a pretty good December movie.
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totally Cool!
"Ryan Bingham - George Clooney"-----------I like best............
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