Entertainment Julia Roberts, George Clooney: Ticket to Paradise to film in Australia
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Australia has become the new Hollywood during the Covid-19 pandemic as major movie studios relocate their productions Down Under.
And now another production is coming to our shores: romantic comedy Ticket to Paradise, starring Julia Roberts and George Clooney.
The Oscar winners will begin shooting the film on the Whitsunday Islands in Queensland later this year, reports.
Julia, 53, and George, 59, play a divorced couple who travel to Bali, Indonesia, to save their daughter from making the same mistake they did 25 years ago.
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The production has received $6.4million from the Australian government as part of a location incentive program.
'I'm so pleased to support Ticket to Paradise with a $6.4million grant as part of our highly successful Location Incentive Program,' said Paul Fletcher, the Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts.
In return, the film is expected to bring $47million to the local economy and create more than 270 jobs.
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George will arrive in Australia later this year, but Julia is believed to already be in the country filming another project.
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She is slated to star in political thriller Gaslit, about the Watergate scandal, alongside Sean Penn and Joel Edgerton.
The movie is being directed and produced by Joel and his brother, Nash Edgerton.
Meanwhile, Marvel blockbuster Thor: Love and Thunder is being filming in Sydney, starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman and Christian Bale.
Zac Efron is also in the country shooting a Netflix series, and recently wrapped production on Stan original movie.
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