The Julia Roberts and George Clooney rom com has had its UK release date pushed back out of respect for Queen Elizabeth II.
Production company Universal released a statement earlier in the week detailing that it was the most appropriate action to take considering the circumstances in the UK at the moment.
“With the passing of Her Majesty the Queen, Universal, Working Title, Julia Roberts, George Clooney and director Ol Parker have all decided to delay the opening of Ticket to Paradise in the U.K. until after the Queen’s funeral out of respect to the Royal Family and the people of Great Britain and Northern Ireland,” said a spokesperson.
It will now be released on September 20.
The film has already seen a limited release in Australia but will be made available nationwide on Thursday September 15.
‘Ticket to Paradise’ sees George Clooney and Julia Roberts reunite for the fourth time onscreen with this latest film made entirely in Australia.
— Ticket to Paradise (@ticket2paradise) June 29, 2022
The plot follows Clooney and Roberts as divorced parents who find out their daughter is marrying a man in Bali. To stop her making the same mistake they did, the pair fly to Bali in attempts to sabotage the wedding.
Principal photography took place throughout Queensland including Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Moreton Island, and the Whitsundays from November 2021 to February 2022.
In a recent interview with The Project, both Clooney and Roberts expressed their love for Australia and said they would love to return, especially to the river city.
“All of it, I love. Brisbane, I loved,” said Clooney.
“Brisbane was great,” added Julia.
“What a good town. Really sort of alive downtown. We had a really good time. I would like to come back and hit Sydney again soon,” said Clooney.
It’s been estimated that the film generated $47million for the local economy and created more than 270 jobs.