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Ticket To Paradise - What We Know So Far

Two of the biggest names in Hollywood, Julia Roberts and George Clooney, teamed up again for a film. The two stars first shared the screen when they starred as exes in 2001's "Ocean's Eleven," quickly followed by the sequel, 2004's "Ocean's Twelve." Then, over a decade later, the pair collaborated again on the 2016 crime thriller, "Money Monster," directed by Jodie Foster. Now Roberts and Clooney star in their fourth project together, "Ticket to Paradise," a romantic comedy from Universal Pictures and Working Title. 

The film is directed by Ol Parker, in what is just his fourth directing credit. Parker previously directed 2005's "Imagine Me & You," 2012's "Now is Good," and, most notably, 2018's "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again" (via IMDb). Parker also co-wrote the script with Daniel Pipski. While Parker has several writing credits to his name — such as 2011's "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," as well as each of his directing credits — "Ticket to Paradise" will be Pipski's first (via IMDb).

As reported by Deadline, Clooney and Roberts both also served as producers via their respective companies — Clooney for Smokehouse Pictures alongside Grant Heslov and Roberts for Red Om Films alongside Lisa Gillan, and Marisa Yeres Gill. Other producers included Working Title's Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Sarah Harvey, and Deborah Balderstone.

We have more details about the rom-com, "Ticket to Paradise," which premiered on October 21, 2022.

Who is in Ticket to Paradise?

As we know, veteran actors George Clooney and Julia Roberts star in "Ticket to Paradise." Clooney, also a frequent producer and occasional director, was most recently seen in the 2019 miniseries "Catch 22" and 2020's "Midnight Sky," directing and producing the latter. Roberts, meanwhile, most recently acted in the Amazon series "Homecoming" in 2018 and the Starz series "Gaslit" — she also produced both projects.

Additionally, the "brilliant person" director Ol Parker was excited to cast none other than rising star Kaitlyn Dever, who was added to the film in April 2021 (via Deadline). Dever rose to prominence with her leading role in the Olivia Wilde-directed comedy "Book Smart" in 2019, before landing a prominent role on the Netflix drama "Unbelievable," the latter of which landed her a Golden Globe nomination. She also appeared in the film adaptation of the Broadway musical "Dear Evan Hansen" and co-starred in the Hulu miniseries "Dopesick" (via IMDb).

Finally, rounding out the cast is Dever's "Booksmart" co-star Billie Lourd. Along with "Booksmart," Lourd has also taken on roles in the four most recent "American Horror Story" stories, as well as one episode of "American Horror Stories" (via IMDb). Additionally, she portrayed Lieutenant Connix in the most recent "Star Wars" films, beginning with 2015's "Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens," alongside her mother, Carrie Fisher.

What is the plot of Ticket to Paradise?

According to Deadline, in "Ticket to Paradise," Julia Roberts and George Clooney play exes who, upon hearing about their daughter's intention to get married, team up to stop her from "making the same mistake they once made." Kaitlyn Dever plays the daughter of the formerly married couple. 

It's refreshing to see two older actors, Roberts and Clooney, at the forefront of a romantic comedy story, which is still on the rarer side. Seeing Roberts and Clooney play ex-lovers — a dynamic they portrayed in "Ocean's Eleven" — will be a treat for their fans and rom-com fans alike. Plus, knowing that Roberts and Clooney already have chemistry makes seeing "Ticket to Paradise" that much more exciting.