George Clooney and Julia Roberts' rom-com gets September 2022 release date
- Bang Showbiz
- 12 April 2021
George Clooney and Julia Roberts' upcoming rom-com, 'Ticket to Paradise', is slated for release on September 30, 2022 in the US
George Clooney and Julia Roberts' rom-com 'Ticket to Paradise' is set for release next year.
The 'Money Monster' and 'Ocean's Eleven' franchise co-stars are set to team up for Ol Parker's upcoming romantic comedy, where they will play a divorced couple who travel to Bali to stop their daughter from getting married.
And Variety reports that the flick will hit cinemas in the US from September 30, 2022.
Filming is due to commence in Australia later this year.
Ted Melfi wrote the script from an idea by Parker and Daniel Pipski.
Working Title's Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner will produce alongside Deborah Balder Stone and Sarah Harvey. Erik Baiers, Senior Executive Vice President of Production, and Director of Development Lexi Barta will oversee the project for Universal.
The release date news comes after it was revealed that Billie Lourd is set to play their on-screen daughter.
Wren Butler is a graduate from the University of Chicago who accompanies her best friend Lily on a post-graduation trip to Bali.
When she abruptly decides to marry a Balinese local, her divorced parents (Clooney and Roberts) team up and try to stop her from repeating their mistake from 25 years previously.
Wren stays in Bali for the engagement/wedding festivities and finds her own romance with a local doctor.
Meanwhile, George, 59, recently dubbed his pal Julia, 53, a "proper movie star" but he finds it hard to articulate what makes an actor fall into that category.
Asked what makes a movie star, he said: "I don’t know. I can’t comment on that because I can’t comment on how people perceive or how I am perceived by people.
"I can comment on movie stars in general. I know a few of them and I’ve known some big ones. I was really good friends with Gregory Peck, he was a big one. Newman, there’s some other ones I’m friends with who are movie stars, proper movie stars.
"Brad Pitt’s a movie star, Julia Roberts is a movie star.
“I suppose the only thing—I can’t remember who it was, a government official once said, you know I can’t give you the definition of porn but I know it when I see it.
"It’s sort of that way with those stars, there’s not one specific thing, there’s something intangible about them that I see, that is impossible to describe it’s just… You watch Gary Cooper who is an interesting actor and Bogart and actors like that and you go ‘why are those guys movie stars? He doesn’t look like Cary Grant,’ but you couldn’t take your eyes off him.
"Same thing with Spencer Tracey, you couldn’t take your eye off that guy….
"Sandy Bullock’s a movie star, and I worked with her and I’ve known her since she wasn’t a movie star when we were both young actors and even then there was something about Sandy that you just knew she was going to be a hit.”