The First Trailer for the New George Clooney And Julia Roberts RomCom Is Here

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The First Trailer for the New George Clooney And Julia Roberts RomCom Is Here
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Julia Roberts shot to superstardom as a leading lady in romcoms. But, she hasn't made a new romantic comedy in over two decades.

There's a reason why, she recently revealed to the New York Times. "What I’ve learned is that you always want to do what you’re not doing. Whenever I’m in a comedy, I think I just want to be at a table with a cup of tea sobbing over something. Then you’re doing that, and you think, Oh to be wearing a pretty dress and laughing," Roberts explained.

She added, "People sometimes misconstrue the amount of time that’s gone by that I haven’t done a romantic comedy as my not wanting to do one." Roberts continued, if she had read a script that was the "level of madcap fun" of My Best Friend's Wedding or as well-written as Notting Hill, she would do it. That finally exists with Ticket to Paradise, written and directed by Ol Parker.

"Even with [Ticket to Paradise], I thought, Well, disaster, because this only works if it’s George Clooney. Lo and behold, George felt it only worked with me. Somehow we were both able to do it, and off we went." They filmed in Australia in early 2022.

Clooney and Roberts previously starred together in Ocean’s Eleven, Ocean’s Twelve and Money Monster. In Ticket to Paradise, per Deadline, "the two play exes who find themselves on a shared mission to stop their lovestruck daughter from making the same mistake they once made."

On returning to her "rom-com muscles," Roberts says she loved it. "I love to laugh and be funny. You get into that mode of those endorphins going off when you’re clever and people going, 'Oh!' Then that becomes this automatic thing where you’re always thinking in terms of creating fun. It’s a joy to play in that sandbox. It has been a long time."

During an interview in Cannes, where she was presenting the Trophée Chopard, she opened up about Ticket to Paradise. She told Variety, "I think it’s so funny and George is so funny and George and I together, it’s probably going to be terrible because there’s too much potential for it to be great, it’ll just implode on it itself. I think that should be the commercial for the movie: 'It’s probably going to be terrible.'"

The trailer first dropped in June 2022, and the charisma between Clooney and Roberts looks as incredible as ever:

Ticket to Paradise is set to premiere in October 2022.

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