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Kaitlyn Dever Joins George Clooney, Julia Roberts in 'Ticket to Paradise'

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Kaitlyn Dever, the star of “Booksmart” and “Unbelievable,” has joined the cast of “Ticket to Paradise,” a romantic comedy set at Universal and starring George Clooney and Julia Roberts.

“Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” director Ol Parker is directing the original comedy that stars Clooney and Roberts as exes who find themselves on a shared mission to stop their lovestruck daughter from making the same mistake they once made.

Parker and Daniel Pipski wrote the script, and “Ticket to Paradise” is already slated for release on Sept. 30, 2022.

Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner of Working Title will produce “Ticket to Paradise” alongside Sarah Harvey and Deborah Balderstone. Clooney and Grant Heslov will also produce for their Smokehouse Pictures, alongside Red Om Films’ Roberts, Lisa Gillan, and Marisa Yeres Gill.

Amelia Granger, head of film and TV, will oversee development on the project on behalf of Working Title, with SVP of Production Erik Baiers and VP of Production Lexi Barta on behalf of Universal. 

Kaitlyn Dever is the star of the comedy “Booksmart” and the crime miniseries for Netflix “Unbelievable,” which scored her a Golden Globe nomination. She’ll also be seen in another Universal film in the upcoming adaptation of the musical “Dear Evan Hansen.” She’s currently filming the Hulu series “Dopesick” alongside Rosario Dawson and will star in the feature “No One Will Save You” from writer and director Brian Duffield.

Dever is represented by UTA.

Deadline first reported the news.

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