George Clooney is all set to star in the Jason Reitman adaptation of Walter Kirn's novel Up in the Air. According to Variety, the film is being produced by DreamWorks Pictures.

In the movie, Clooney will play a heartless HR executive that has become fixated on earning his millionth frequent flyer mile. In achieving this meager dream, Clooney becomes disconnected with his family and is essentially left without a homelife. Ivan Reitman, Joe Medjuck and Jeff Clifford are all attached as producers.

The film will most likely start shooting early next year.