Employed by an Omaha based company, his life is spent flying around the US firing people in a smooth and efficient manner because bosses want to outsource this awkward process.
Free of human relationships, he has become attached to frequent flyer miles, a fellow air mile addict (Vera Farmiga) and the buzz of living out of a suitcase. But when his boss (Jason Bateman) partners him with a new recruit (Anna Kendrick) who advocates firing people via video-link, things begin to change.
I spoke with Anna Kendrick in London recently and we talked about her role and her experiences making it.
You can listen to the interview here:[audio:http://filmdetail.receptionmedia.com/Anna_Kendrick_on_Up_in_the_Air.mp3]
You can download this interview as a podcast via iTunes by clicking here
Up in the Air is out at UK cinemas on Friday 15th January