Reitman-directed pic is due out December 4

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

The studio’s release plans have been the subject of conversation since the film was warmly received at the Toronto Film Festival. Prior to the fest, Par 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 pic starring Clooney that garnered strong reaction at Toronto.

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

Par adjusted its release plan for “Up in the Air” to give each Clooney film space in the marketplace, according to Paramount Pictures vice chairman Rob Moore. “Up in the Air” will broaden through December and is expected to be in wide release by year’s end.

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