Julia Roberts and George Clooney play a long-since divorced couple in the new trailer for Universal Pictures’ Ticket to Paradise — and their bickering game is strong.
Directed by Ol Parker (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Mama Mia! Here We Go Again), the Ticket to Paradise follows Roberts and Clooney as they fly to Bali in order to stop their daughter (Kaitlyn Dever) from marrying a local boy (Maxime Bouttier) and making the same mistake they believe they made by marrying each other.
But, of course, like all good rom-coms — and Roberts is the queen of them — things don’t exactly go according to plan.
Opening in theaters on Oct. 21, the trailer opens on Roberts and Clooney realizing they’ve been seated next to each other on the plane to Bali.
“Excuse me, ma’am, I need to sit somewhere else. We used to be married,” Roberts tells the flight attendant.
“Worst 19 years of my life,” Clooney says, to which Roberts replies, “We were only married for five.”
“I’m including the recovery,” Clooney quips back.
Roberts and Clooney are reuniting after previously starring together in the 2016 thriller drama Money Monster directed by Jodie Foster — but that’s only the beginning of their long list of credits together. They also appeared in 2001’s Ocean’s Eleven, 2002’s Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, 2004’s Ocean’s Twelve, 2007’s Ocean’s Thirteen, and they were both in the 2011 documentary His Way about the life of legendary movie producer Jerry Weintraub. Clooney also produced 2013’s August: Osage County, in which Roberts co-starred.
After all that history together, it’s not hard to imagine how Clooney and Roberts could play a once-married couple. But that dance floor scene at the end of the trailer opens up the possibility that their characters might find some reconciliation.
Parker also co-wrote the script for Ticket to Paradise with Daniel Pipski, whose credits also include Milk, The New Wilderness and From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series.
Additional cast members include Dever’s Booksmart castmate Billie Lourd (Booksmart), Lucas Bravo (Emily in Paris), Senayt Mebrahtu, Talha Şentürk, Sean Lynch, and Cintya Dharmayanti.
Roberts and Clooney also served as producers on Ticket to Paradise alongside Lisa Roberts Gillan, Sarah Harvey, Grant Heslov, Deborah Balderstone, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, and Marisa Yeres Gill. The film hails from Working Title Films, Smokehouse Pictures and Red Om Films, with distribution by Universal Pictures.
Ticket to Paradise hits theaters on Oct. 21 and will later be available to stream on Peacock.
Watch the trailer for Ticket to Paradise above.
Main Image: Julia Roberts and George Clooney in Ticket to Paradise via Universal Pictures