The story of a man ready to make a connection.

"Life's better with company."

Ryan Bingham

Up in the Air

Release Date: December 23, 2009

From director Jason Reitman comes Up in the Air, the timely odyssey of Ryan Bingham (George Clooney, The Peacemaker), a corporate downsizer and consummate modern business traveler who, after years of staying happily airborne, suddenly finds himself ready to make a real connection.

Ryan has long been contented with his unencumbered lifestyle lived out across America in airports, hotels and rental cars. He can carry all he needs in one wheel‐away case; he’s a pampered, elite member of every travel loyalty program in existence; and he’s close to attaining his lifetime goal of 10 million frequent flier miles—and yet...Ryan has nothing real to hold onto.

When he falls for a simpatico fellow traveler (Vera Farmiga), Ryan’s boss (Jason Bateman), inspired by a young, upstart efficiency expert (Anna Kendrick), threatens to permanently call him in from the road. Faced with the prospect, at once terrifying and exhilarating, of being grounded, Ryan begins to contemplate what it might actually mean to have a home.

Up in the Air stars Clooney, Farmiga, Kendrick, and Bateman, along with Danny McBride and Melanie Lynskey. The film is directed by Jason Reitman, from a screenplay by Reitman and Sheldon Turner, based upon the novel by Walter Kirn. The producers are Ivan Reitman, Jason Reitman, Daniel Dubiecki and Jeffrey Clifford. The executive producers are Tom Pollock, Joe Medjuck, Ted Griffin and Michael Beugg.

About the Film

About the Film

CAST
  • GEORGE CLOONEY,
  • VERA FARMIGA,
  • ANNA KENDRICK,
  • JASON BATEMAN,
  • AMY MORTON,
  • MELANIE LYNSKEY,
  • J.K. SIMMONS,
  • SAM ELLIOTT,
  • DANNY MCBRIDE,
  • ZACH GALIFIANAKIS
DIRECTOR
  • JASON REITMAN
SCREENWRITERS
  • JASON REITMAN AND SHELDON TURNER
PRODUCERS
  • JEFFREY CLIFFORD,
  • DANIEL DUBIECKI,
  • IVAN REITMAN,
  • JASON REITMAN
CINEMATOGRAPHER
  • ERIC STEELBERG
PRODUCTION DESIGNER
  • STEVE SAKLAD
COSTUME DESIGNER
  • DANNY GLICKER
EDITOR
  • DANA E. GLAUBERMAN
COMPOSER
  • ROLFE KENT