Billie Lourd is in talks to star in “Ticket to Paradise”.
The 28-year-old actress is set to appear with George Clooney and Julia Roberts in the upcoming romantic comedy, directed by Ol Parker.
Billie will play the role of University of Chicago graduate Wren Butler who accompanies her best friend Lily on a post-graduation trip to Bali.
When Lily abruptly decides to marry a Balinese local, her divorced parents (Clooney and Roberts) team up and try to stop her from repeating their mistake 25 years ago.
Wren stays in Bali for the engagement / wedding parties and finds his own romance with a local doctor.
Billie – the daughter of late actress Carrie Fisher – previously starred in ‘Booksmart’ and the ‘Star Wars’ trilogy sequel as Lieutenant Kaydel Ko Connix, although Lily’s role did not still been played.
Ted Melfi wrote the screenplay, based on an idea by Parker and Daniel Pipski and the film is slated to start filming later this year.
Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner will produce alongside Deborah Balder Stone and Sarah Harvey. Erik Baiers, Senior Executive Vice President of Production and Director of Development Lexi Barta will oversee the project for Universal.
George and Julia have previously worked together on ‘Money Monster’ and the ‘Ocean’s’ franchise and Clooney recently dubbed the ‘Pretty Woman’ actress as a ‘real movie star’, although he struggles to explain this that brings down an artist. in this category.
Asked what makes a movie star, he replied, “I don’t know. I can’t comment on that because I can’t comment on people’s perceptions or how I’m viewed by them. people.
“I can comment on movie stars in general. I know a few and have known great ones. I was really, really good friends with Gregory Peck, he was a great friend. Newman, there are some. has others that I’m friends with who are movie stars, real movie stars.
“Brad Pitt is a movie star, Julia Roberts is a movie star.”