George Clooney and Julia Roberts Reunite for Rom-Com ‘Ticket to Paradise’ at Universal

“Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” filmmaker Ol Parker will direct

Last Updated: February 26, 2021 @ 9:25 AM

George Clooney and Julia Roberts are reuniting on screen. The pair of Hollywood royals will star in an original romantic comedy called “Ticket to Paradise” that’s set at Universal.

Ol Parker, the director behind “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again,” will direct the film from a script by Parker and Daniel Pipski. Plot details are being kept under wraps.

Clooney and Roberts previously starred together in “Ocean’s Eleven” and “Ocean’s Twelve” and last reunited for “Money Monster” from director Jodie Foster in 2011.

Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner of Working Title will produce “Ticket to Paradise” alongside Sarah Harvey and Deborah Balderstone. Clooney will also produce with his partner Grant Heslov for their Smokehouse Pictures alongside Red Om Films’ Roberts, Lisa Gillan and Marisa Yeres Gill.

Senior executive vice president of production Erik Baiers and director of development Lexi Barta will oversee the project on behalf of Universal.

George Clooney most recently directed and starred in Netflix’s “The Midnight Sky.” Up next, he’s directing “The Tender Bar” at Amazon starring Ben Affleck and Tye Sheridan,┬áhe’s being eyed to star in a Buck Rogers movie and he’s producing a docuseries about an Ohio State University sexual abuse scandal.

Julia Roberts is starring in an upcoming Apple TV+ series from Reese Witherspoon called “The Last Thing He Told Me.” The actress will also star in a Watergate series called “Gaslit” with Sean Penn and a Netflix project with Denzel Washington.

Clooney is represented by CAA and Lichter Grossman Nichols Adler Feldman & Clark. Roberts is represented by CAA and Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum Matlof + Fishman. Parker is represented by UTA, Knight Hall Agency Ltd, Management 360 and attorney Eric Brooks at Goodman, Genow, Schenkman, Smelkinson & Christopher, LLP. Pipski is represented by Jackoway Austen Tyerman Wertheimer Mandelbaum Morris Bernstein Trattner & Klein.

Deadline first reported the news.