And when celebrities in lockdown see their well-known buddies dwelling it up – maskless – in Australia, they go, “um, why not me?”
To that finish, Australia’s booming manufacturing sector has attracted probably the most A-listiest of A-list stars with affirmation George Clooney is heading down beneath to movie rom-com Ticket to Paradise in Queensland.
Clooney will reunite with Ocean’s co-star, fellow uber-celeb Julia Roberts.
Directed by Ol Parker (Mamma Mia! Right here We Go Once more), the film is to function Clooney and Roberts as a divorced couple who rushes to Bali to cease their grownup daughter from getting married.
It would movie within the Whitsundays and southern Queensland in November.
Clooney and artistic companion Grant Heslov are on board as producers, in addition to Roberts, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Sarah Harvey, Deborah Balderstone, Lisa Gillan and Marisa Yeres Gill.
The manufacturing is anticipated to inject $47 million within the native economic system, in line with the federal authorities. Ticket to Paradise will profit from a $6.4 million location incentive grant.
Bevan stated in a press release: “We’ve got labored in Australia earlier than and located the native crews to be extraordinarily skilled. We’re trying ahead to collaborating as soon as once more on this thrilling undertaking.”
Roberts was stated to already be heading to Australia to movie the Watergate-era thriller miniseries Gaslit with Sean Penn, based mostly off a Slate podcast.
Joel and Nash Edgerton have been each hooked up to Gaslit, however American commerce publications not too long ago reported the Australian brothers and co-star Armie Hammer left the undertaking months earlier.
Nash Edgerton was to direct the collection and has been changed by Matt Ross – it’s not clear if the manufacturing will nonetheless be filmed right here with out the Edgertons’ involvement.
Ticket to Paradise is the newest in a protracted line of worldwide productions which have arrange in Australia attributable to our relative success in managing the coronavirus pandemic.
Some productions have been already slated for Australia earlier than the pandemic, together with Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis biopic with Tom Hanks and Thor: Love and Thunder, which has attracted excessive profile expertise together with Natalie Portman, Tessa Thompson, Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista and Matt Damon.
Different productions moved to Australia as COVID shut down filming around the globe, together with miniseries 9 Good Strangers starring Nicole Kidman.
Then there are the celebrities who got here to Australia for one factor after which determined to remain on, together with Melissa McCarthy who’s now taking pictures her Netflix collection God’s Favorite Fool in regional NSW and Zac Efron who signed on to Australian movie Gold and a second collection of All the way down to Earth.
Celebrities which have briefly known as Australia residence throughout this manufacturing increase additionally consists of Tilda Swinton, Idris Elba, Paul Mescal and Rossy de Palma.
50 Shades of Gray star Jamie Dornan is presently in resort quarantine within the gear as much as filming collection The Vacationer alongside Hugo Weaving and Danielle Macdonald.