Thousands Line Up to Work with George Clooney

By: Celebuzz / January 26, 2009

President Obama might want to enlist the services of George Clooney for his cabinet!

MSNBC reports that 2,100 people will be hired—albeit as short-term extras, where they’ll earn roughly $56.40 a day—for Clooney’s latest film, Up In the Air.

And apparently, a lot of people need the work; more than 14,000 people showed up at a St. Louis, Missouri, shopping mall looking to get cast as walk-ons.

Clooney, 47, stars in the the film as Ryan Bingham, an efficiency expert who looks to accomplish his two main goals in life: to accumulate one million frequent flier miles, and to land a job at a mysterious management company called MythTech.

Up in the Air is being directed by 31-year-old Jason Reitman, who previously helmed the 2007 indie smash Juno.

George recently finished work on the comedy Men Who Stare at Goats, which is due out in December 2009.