Director Jason Reitman has just joined the ever-growing world of Twitter and has some interesting tidbits about his upcoming film “Up In The Air” starring George Clooney. First, he states that his current cut of the film runs 2 hours and 4 minutes. As I noted yesterday, this is four minutes more than American audiences can handle.
Reitman also mentions in his “Bio” that he’s trying to finish the film before the Toronto Film Festival which is awfully presumptuous of him. Who’s to say that the Toronto Film Festival won’t reject him outright? Sure, “Up In The Air” has an interesting premise (Clooney plays a business exec trying to fill his empty life with frequent flyer miles) and Reitman has delivered two great films with “Thank You For Smoking” and “Juno” but if thinks he just gets a free pass into Toronto, well, then he’s probably right.