Clooney’s ‘Up in the Air’ Gets December Release

Paramount moves film out of November to avoid Overture’s Clooney starrer ‘Goats’.

Last Updated: September 30, 2009 @ 4:11 PM

Paramount Pictures has set Dec. 4 as the limited launch date for “Up in the Air,” the Jason Reitman-directed adaptation of the Walter Kirn novel that stars George Clooney.

The studio’s release plans have been the subject of conversation since the film was warmly received at the Toronto International Film Festival. Prior to the fest, Paramount intended to begin its rollout Nov. 13, going wide in early December.

That would have put the film up against the Grant Heslov-directed “The Men Who Stare at Goats,” another Clooney starrer that garnered strong reaction at Toronto.

Overture Films will release “Goats” wide on Nov. 6. 

Read more at Variety.