Hollywood A-listers George Clooney and Julia Roberts have reportedly left Australia, putting their current movie project on hold to wait out Queensland’s COVID-19 spike.
The Courier-Mail reported the big-budget Universal rom-com the pair has been filming, Ticket to Paradise, has been on hold as the number of COVID cases continues to rise in southeast Queensland.
Filming commenced in November, with locations across Hamilton Island, the Gold Coast and Brisbane.
Clooney and Roberts, who had a tight filming schedule, reportedly left Queensland late last week.
Production will be on hold for at least three months, with two more weeks of filming left in the schedule.
There had already been a number of positive COVID cases reported on set in the first week of January, which caused delays.
Directed by Ol Parker, Ticket To Paradise stars Roberts and Clooney in the story of a divorced couple who team up and travel to Bali to stop their daughter making the same mistake they made 25 years ago.
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It is the pair’s first project together since 2016’s Money Monster, with the production expected to generate $47m and more than 270 jobs for Queenslanders.