Universal sets Clooney & Roberts-led Ticket to Paradise for Fall 2022
Just over per month after first announcing development on the romantic comedy, Universal Pictures is fast-tracking the George Julia and Clooney Roberts-led Ticket to Paradise because the studio has slated the film a September 30 for, 2022 release.
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Directed by Ol Parker ( Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again ) on a script from him and Daniel Pipski, the film sees the Oscar winners starring as a divorced couple who must unite and happen to be Bali in order to stop their lovestruck daughter from making exactly the same mistake they think they made 25 years back.
The project has been made by Working Title’s Tim Bevan ( Darkest Hour ) and Eric Fellner ( THE IDEA of Everything ) alongside Clooney and Grant Heslov ( Catch-22 ) via the duo’s Smokehouse Pictures production banner, Roberts through her Red Om Films label with her team Lisa Gillian & Marisa Yeres Gill ( Homecoming ) along with Sarah Harvey ( THE VERY BEST Exotic Marigold Hotel ) and Deborah Balderstone ( Palm Beach ). Universal’s Senior Executive Vice President of Production Erik Baiers and Director of Development Lexi Barta will oversee the project with respect to the studio.
Ticket to Paradise will mark the fifth time Clooney and Roberts been employed by together after starring together in the initial two installments of Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean’s trilogy, with the latter not appearing in the 3rd installment, and the George Clooney-directed and co-starring Confessions of a Dangerous Mind and Jodie Foster-helmed thriller Money Monster .
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The film will shoot on location in Queensland, Australia, aided by incentives from the Australian authorities and from Screen Queensland’s Production Attraction Strategy.
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