Together again onscreen! Julia RobertsAnd George ClooneyCostar in the upcoming romantic comedy Paradise Ticket.
Roberts and Clooney play a divorcing couple that reunites to travel to Bali to stop their daughter (the film).Kaitlyn Dever) from impulsively marrying a man she met on vacation. In a trailer for the movie, the stars’ characters run into each other on the plane ride to the Indonesian province. They agree to a truce in order to prevent their daughter making the same mistake 25 years ago.
Paradise TicketThe Pretty Woman star’s first romantic comedy in decades. She explained that she had to explain this in April. The New York Times why she’s waited so long.
“People sometimes misconstrue the amount of time that’s gone by that I haven’t done a romantic comedy as my not wanting to do one. If I had read something I thought was that, Notting HillLevel of writing My Best Friend’s Wedding level of madcap fun, I would do it,” the Erin BrokovichActress said.
She added that Clooney’s involvement also helped to seal the deal. “I thought, ‘Well, disaster, because this only works if it’s George Clooney.’ Lo and behold, George felt it only worked with me. Somehow, we were both able to do it, and off we went,” she said. These two Hollywood icons worked previously together. Confessions of a Dangerous Heart, Money Monster, Ocean’s ElevenAnd Oceans Twelve.
The film was directed and co-written by Ol ParkerHe is best known for his writing and directing. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. Interview with. Deadline, Clooney sang Parker’s praises and called Paradise Ticket “something special.”
The Up in the Air actor told the outlet, “This guy named Ol Parker is a really wonderful writer and director, and he wrote us a script, and I haven’t done a romantic comedy really since One Fine Day. … I’ve done some sort of snarky ones, you know, and in this one Julia and I just get to be mean to each other in the funniest way.”
He continued to say that he called Roberts to ask her if she would sign on to the film after reading the script. “She goes, ‘Are you going to do it?’ and I said, ‘Yeah, if you do it.’ So, it was just one of those very lucky things,” he said.
Dever, who plays Clooney’s daughter in the film, spoke highly of her experience working with the Michael Clayton star.
“He was just like the nicest person in the world,” she revealed during an April appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. “He had the whole cast come one day. … We were on this beautiful boat and he fed us all this amazing food, then took us back to his house and cooked us all pizza.”
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