Julia Roberts and George Clooney Movie Plot, Cast, Trailer and Release Date
Julia Roberts and George Clooney are set to reunite in a big way on the big screen this year, thanks to the upcoming rom-com ticket to paradise. In the wake of J. Lo’s film Marry meticket to paradise refreshes the genre with familiar actors supporting a goofy plot. The film, directed by Ol Parker (of Mama Mia! Here we go again fame) is the latest on-screen collaboration between Clooney and Roberts, a friendship that has spanned more than 20 years since they met on the set of Ocean’s Eleven. During this time, they worked on 4 films together, with ticket to paradise marking their fifth, forging one of Hollywood’s most iconic bonds.
In an interview with Variety at the Cannes Film Festival, Roberts took a moment to talk about the upcoming feature and joke about his experience filming with Clooney. Jokingly, she said the movie is “probably going to be terrible” because of how funny she and her co-star are, saying “there’s too much potential for it to be great, it’s just going to implode on itself.” According to Roberts’ words, ticket to paradise sounds like a treat.
So what can we expect from the A-list acting duo in ticket to paradise? Everything from an in-flight argument to drunken beer pong in Bali. With the help of some of Hollywood’s favorite up-and-coming talent, the rom-com is shaping up to be a modern classic in the genre’s canon. Here’s everything you need to know about ticket to paradise, including plot, cast, trailer and release date.
ticket to paradise Ground
The film’s official synopsis details Clooney and Roberts as “exes who find themselves on a joint mission to stop their loving daughter from making the same mistake they once made.” Based on the trailer, the couple agree to “make a truce” with each other to successfully trick their daughter (played by Kaitlyn Dever) into dumping her fiancé, whom she met recently in Bali, before she impulsively married him. The ex-couple characters worry that their daughter will make this big decision too quickly, “just like her mother did,” Roberts said in the preview.
The trailer gives more clues as to what we can expect ticket to paradise, including playful competition and banter between Roberts and Clooney, Roberts’ character stealing his daughter’s wedding rings and Clooney’s character being bitten by a dolphin. A brief dance montage of the two closes the trailer, promising viewers a goofy and enjoyable romantic comedy.
ticket to paradise Cast
Clooney and Roberts star in this upcoming film, but the supporting cast is also stacked. Dever (Dear Evan Hansen) plays the couple’s daughter while newcomer Maxime Bouttier stars alongside Dever’s love interest. Billy Heavy (American Horror Story: Cult) and Lucas Bravo (Emily in Paris) round out the main cast.
ticket to paradise Trailer
The official trailer for the film was released on June 29, giving audiences a chance to see the island twists Clooney and Roberts do in the film. The dream and beach setting of ticket to paradise is on full screen in the nearly 3-minute trailer, full of bright colors and clever one-liners from the cast.
The tension between the two in the opening seconds of the trailer is evident, as the exes realize they’re sitting next to each other on a flight. “Excuse me, ma’am, I have to sit somewhere else,” Roberts’ character said, “we were married.” Clooney replies, “the worst 19 years of my life” before joking with Roberts: “We’ve only been married for 5,” she says, “I’m counting the recovery,” he replies.
ticket to paradise Release date
Because the Universal movie was delayed a month while filming in Australia due to the lockdown, the release date was changed slightly. ticket to paradise officially hits theaters on October 21, and we can’t wait to see Clooney and Roberts reunited on the big screen.