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I feel as if destiny has connected me with Jason Reitman’s latest movie, the high-flying dramedy Up in the Air. I just finished a long week at Fantastic Fest, where I saw George Clooney star in another film, The Men Who Stare at Goats. I also just started planning to cover next month’s Austin Film Festival, where Up in the Air is the closing night film. And to top it all off, I’ve been to the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport twice today, transporting various Fantastic Fest house guests who were flying home. Needless to say, I am ready to see this theatrical trailer.

Luckily, the folks at Paramount and Apple are obliging my state of readiness this evening, as they’ve debuted the brand new Up in the Air trailer for all to see. You can watch it below, then head down to the comment section below and let me know what you think of it. If you’re like me, you found the trailer to be quite compelling. Clooney looks to be on his game, he’s surrounded by a great supporting cast included Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons and a little craziness from Zach Galifianakis, and he’s teamed up with a director who — in my eyes — is two for two on great films. I was completely enamored with the heart and wit of Juno and was refreshed and delighted with the snappiness of Thank You for Smoking. What Reitman appears to have done here is combined some of those elements into one single story. And I’ll be damned if I’m not looking forward to seeing it next month here in Austin.

If you can’t make it to the Austin Film Festival, you will be able to check out Up in the Air as it rolls out nationwide. Here is the tentative release schedule that we’ve received from Paramount:

  • December 4, 2009 limited
  • December 11, 2009 expansion
  • December 25, 2009 wide

Check out the trailer below, and be sure to follow along over at UpintheAirTweets.com as folks on Twitter post their reactions.


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