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According to Deadline, Golden Globe nominee Kaitlyn Dever (Unbelievable) has officially signed on to star opposite Oscar winners George Clooney and Julia Roberts in Universal Pictures’ upcoming romantic comedy film Ticket to Paradise. The project will also reunite Dever with former Booksmart co-star Billie Lourd, who has been cast last month for the role of Wren Butler, the best friend to the lovesick daughter of Clooney and Roberts’ characters.
This marks Dever’s latest collaboration with Universal Pictures. She is also set to star in the studio’s upcoming film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen, which is scheduled for a September 24, 2021 release. She will also next be seen in Hulu’s limited series Dopesick which Michael Keaton will lead.
Ticket to Paradise will find Clooney and Roberts playing a divorced couple. When they learned that their daughter Lily wants to marry a Balinese local, whom she just only met on vacation, they quickly team up and travel to Bali in order to stop their daughter from making the same mistake they think they made 25 years ago.
The film will be directed by Ol Parker (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) from a screenplay he co-wrote with Daniel Pipski. Clooney and Roberts also serve as producers through their respective production companies, Red Om Films and Smokehouse Pictures. Production of the film is expected to begin later this year in Australia.
Producers are Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner along with Smokehouse Pictures’ Grant Heslov, Red Olm Films’ Lisa Gillian and Marisa Yeres Gill, Sarah Harvey and Deborah Balderstone. Universal’s Senior Executive Vice President of Production Erik Baiers and Director of Development Lexi Barta will oversee the project on behalf of the studio.
Ticket to Paradise is currently set for September 30, 2022, theatrical release.