Ticket to Paradise

The Film

Ticket to Paradise is a 2022 romantic comedy film starring George Clooney and Julia Roberts as a divorced couple who team up to sabotage the impending wedding of their daughter in Bali.

The film is directed by Ol Parker and written by Parker and Daniel Pipski, while Kaitlyn Dever, Billie Lourd, Maxime Bouttier, and Lucas Bravo also star.

Ticket to Paradise had its world premiere in Spain on 8th September 2022, and was released in the United Kingdom on 20th September and in the United States on 21st October by Universal Pictures and Working Title Films.


Ticket to Paradise is a co-production between Working Title Films, Smokehouse Pictures, and Red Om Films. Ol Parker and Daniel Pipski wrote the screenplay, and Parker directed.

The film was announced by Universal Pictures on 26 February 2021. It reunites actors George Clooney and Julia Roberts after previously working on Ocean's Eleven (2001), Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002), Ocean's Twelve (2004), and Money Monster (2016). Deadline Hollywood noted Universal's reluctance to sell the distributor rights to a streaming service in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and said it was "important to those wondering when film studios are going to stop selling pricey star packages to streamers".

Billie Lourd joined the cast in March; Kaitlyn Dever was added to the cast in April; and Lucas Bravo was announced to star in October. Clooney used a Keto-based regimen to lose weight in preparation for his role.

Principal photography took place in Queensland, Australia, between November 2021 and February 2022. Ole Bratt Birkeland was the cinematographer. The film received a grant of AU$6.4 million (US$4.92 million) from the Australian federal government. Paul Fletcher, the Australian Minister for Communications and the Arts, said the production generated at least 270 jobs and AU$47 million (US$36.2 million) for the local economy.

Filming locations included the Whitsunday Islands, the HOTA gallery at the Gold Coast, Brisbane Airport, cane fields near Norwell, Tamborine National Park, Queen's Wharf, Brisbane, Hamilton Island Airport, Carrara Markets, Tangalooma Island Resort on Moreton Island, Kate's cove beach, Haslewood Island and the Palm Bay Resort on Long Island. Production was briefly put in hiatus in January 2022 due to the rise of COVID-19 cases in Queensland.





George Clooney as David Cotton
Julia Roberts as Georgia Cotton
Kaitlyn Dever as Lily Cotton
Billie Lourd as Wren Butler
Maxime Bouttier as Gede
Lucas Bravo as Paul