Jason Bateman joins Clooney “Up In The Air” Jason Bateman has signed up to the cast of Juno director Jason Reitman’s latest film, Up In The Air. The film stars George Clooney as a corporate downsizer who is obsessed with collecting frequent flyer miles at the expense of having a life. Bateman will play his boss. Bateman – who is already shooting on the movie so he can be ready to start work on pregnancy comedy Baster with Jennifer Aniston – is playing Clooney’s boss. Adapted by Reitman from Walter Kirn’s novel, Up In The Air should be out later in the year.