David: “I’m counting the recovery.”
Judging by the trailer, the film looks like an old-school rom-com meets slimy comedy in an exotic locale, full of eye-catching beards. Think Mama Mia! Where Forget Sarah Marshall.
ticket to paradise is directed by Ol Parker, best known as the author of Best Exotic Marigold Hotel films and director of Mama Mia! Here we go again.
It is directed by a British production company with a strong background in romantic comedies. Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner’s Working Title Films made hits such as Four weddings and a funeral, love in fact, Notting Hill and the Bridget Jones movies.
The company’s previous films in Australia included the Heath Ledger version of Ned Kellyadaptation by Tim Winton This eye, the sky and the little-seen horror thriller Faded away.
ticket to paradisewhich hits theaters on September 15, was made for Hollywood studio Universal with producers including Sarah Harvey (In Brugge), Deb Balderstone (palm beach), Roberts and Clooney.
It is part of a pipeline of film and TV projects that the Universal Group has filmed in Australia, including the TV series Young Rock, Joe versus Carol and Irreverent.
Other Hollywood movies to find Australia a safe filming location during the pandemic include Ron Howard’s Thai cave rescue drama Thirteen Livesfilmed in Queensland, and Taika Waititi Thor: Love and Thunder, who filmed in Sydney.
As low COVID numbers have attracted ticket to paradise at Sunshine State, production had to end early due to the severity of the Omicron outbreak in January.
It was shot with $6.4 million in federal government funding and incentives from Screen Queensland’s Production Attraction Strategy, injecting $47 million into the economy and employing 270 cast and crew.
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