DEADLINE – EXCLUSIVE: Billie Lourd is in talks to star with George Clooney and Julia Roberts in Ticket To Paradise, which Ol Parker is directing this fall for Universal Pictures.
Lourd, most recently seen in Booksmart, American Horror Story and the last three Star Wars installments, here plays Wren Butler, a recent University of Chicago graduate who accompanies her best friend Lily to a post graduation jaunt to Bali. Lily’s abrupt decision to marry a Balinese local triggers her parents (Clooney & Roberts) to team to try and stop her from repeating their mistake from 25 years ago. Wren stays in Bali for the engagement/wedding festivities and, in the process, finds her own love with a local doctor. The role of Lily hasn’t yet been set. Parker and Daniel Pipski wrote the script.
Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner of Working Title will produce alongside Sarah Harvey and Deborah Balderstone. Clooney and Grant Heslov will produce for their Smokehouse Pictures, alongside Red Om Films’ Roberts, Lisa Gillan, and Marisa Yeres Gill.
Senior Executive Vice President of Production Erik Baiers and Director of Development Lexi Barta will oversee the project on behalf of Universal.
Lourd is represented by CAA.
Yesterday, Billie attended the 2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California (February 8). Congratulations to the Booksmart cast and crew for winning the Best First Feature award!
Public Appearances > Appearances from 2020 > February 08: 2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Inside
Public Appearances > Appearances from 2020 > February 08: 2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Press Room
On Thursday’s (February 6) episode of Will & Grace, Billie made an appearance to pay tribute to her grandmother, Debbie Reynolds. Screen captures of Billie as Fiona Adler in episode nine, 11×09 – “Bi-Plane.”
Will and Grace decide to intervene when they discover Grace’s niece is dating a bisexual man; Jack gets permission from his husband to sleep with his hall pass; Karen struggles to adapt when her assistant books them on an economy flight.
Billie attended the 21st Annual InStyle and Warner Bros. Golden Globe after party in Beverly Hills, California (January 05).