Film fans 'can't wait' as Julia Roberts and George Clooney reunite for rom-com

Watch: 'Ticket to Paradise': UK trailer

Film fans can barely contain their excitement after it was announced that George Clooney and Julia Roberts will reunite in a new romantic comedy.

The Hollywood A-listers, who co-starred in the Ocean’s Eleven movies and 2016 thriller Money Monster, are both returning to the genre in Ticket To Paradise – and fans said they “can’t wait”.

The movie will see the Oscar-winners playing a separated couple who jet to Bali to stop their lovestruck daughter from making the same mistake they think they did by getting married too soon.

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Roberts, 54, recently told The New York Times that when she was approached about the project she thought it would only work if Clooney, 61, was involved and that luckily the actor felt the same about her involvement.

(from left) David (George Clooney) and Georgia (Julia Roberts) in Ticket to Paradise, directed by Ol Parker. (Universal Pictures)
George Clooney and Julia Roberts are teaming up for a new film. (Universal Pictures)

The pairing has got fans counting the days until the film’s September release.

“OMG I can’t wait for Julia Roberts and George Clooney to be in a movie again!!!!” one person wrote on Twitter.

“And they’re playing as an ex-married couple!! Sign me up!!!”

"Ticket To Paradise is gonna be one of the best romantic comedies of the year!” predicted another.

Someone else posted: “I haven’t been excited about a movie all year. Then I see the trailer for Ticket To Paradise. Not only is it a romantic comedy, but it has George Clooney AND Julia Roberts in it. I can’t wait.”

(from left) Director Ol Parker, Julia Roberts and George Clooney on the set of Ticket to Paradise. (Universal Pictures)
Fans can't wait for Ticket To Paradise. (Universal Pictures)

One fan said they were “already planning a nice Saturday afternoon watching this one with lots of junk food”.

“I am so excited!” tweeted someone else.

“I have been waiting for George Clooney and Julia Roberts to reunite onscreen forever.”

Another quipped: "As cheesy as it quite possibly will be, I’m totally there for it."

George Clooney and Julia Roberts have worked together many times. (Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment)
George Clooney and Julia Roberts have worked together many times. (Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment)

Clooney has starred in romantic comedies like One Fine Day and Intolerable Cruelty and Roberts appeared in a string of them in the 90s, including big hits like Notting Hill, Pretty Woman and My Best Friend’s Wedding.

However, the actors have mainly been doing different types of projects in recent years.

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Ticket To Paradise, directed by British filmmaker Ol Parker, is due out in cinemas on 16 September this year.

Additional reporting from PA.