George Clooney and Julia Roberts’ movie Ticket to Paradise transforms The Whitsundays into Bali

The film set for Julia Roberts and George Clooney’s romantic comedy, Ticket to Paradise, is starting to come to life in The Whitsundays in Queensland.

The film’s crew transformed Palm Bay Resort on Long Island into Bali on Wednesday, erecting beachside houses and huts.

The upcoming movie is set in Bali, with George, 60, and Julia, 54, playing a divorced couple who fly to the holiday island for their daughter’s wedding.

Coming together: The film set for Julia Roberts and George Clooney’s romantic comedy, Ticket to Paradise, is starting to come to life in The Whitsundays in Queensland

New images from the set show a series of Bali-style beach houses and huts being constructed by builders.

Other dwellings have already been set up to resemble the tropical homes found in Bali ahead of filming on the island.

Several crew members were seen working on the sets, with builders on the roof of one dwelling as they completed construction.

Reuniting: The upcoming movie is set in Bali, with George Clooney and Julia Roberts playing a divorced couple who fly to the holiday island for their daughter's wedding. Pictured together at the Cannes Film Festival in France in May 2016

Reuniting: The upcoming movie is set in Bali, with George Clooney and Julia Roberts playing a divorced couple who fly to the holiday island for their daughter’s wedding. Pictured together at the Cannes Film Festival in France in May 2016

A boat was also spotted ferrying people away from the set at Palm Beach Resort, but it’s likely those onboard were tourists.

Ticket to Paradise began filming earlier this month on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane, and will move to The Whitsundays shortly afterwards.

It was revealed back in March that George and Julia were heading to Australia to film the hotly anticipated project.

Movie magic: The film's crew transformed Palm Bay Resort on Long Island into Bali on Wednesday, erecting beachside houses and huts

Movie magic: The film’s crew transformed Palm Bay Resort on Long Island into Bali on Wednesday, erecting beachside houses and huts

The film received a $6.4million grant from the federal government’s Location Incentive Program.

George and Julia will play a divorced couple who travel to Bali in a desperate bid to stop their daughter, played by Kaitlyn Dever, from getting married.

The movie also stars Billie Lourd as Dever’s best friend, who travels with her to Bali, where she decides to marry a local.

Taking to the sea: A boat was also spotted ferrying people away from the set at Palm Beach Resort, but it's likely those onboard were tourists

Taking to the sea: A boat was also spotted ferrying people away from the set at Palm Beach Resort, but it’s likely those onboard were tourists

The two-month project will be filmed entirely in Queensland, with the picturesque Whitsundays doubling for Bali.

The production is expected to generate $47million for the Australian economy and create more than 270 jobs.

Ticket to Paradise is written and directed by Ol Parker, who helmed The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.

Not their first film: Longtime friends George and Julia have starred in three films together - Oceans Eleven (2001), Oceans Twelve (2004) and Money Monster (2016). Pictured as Tess Ocean and Danny Ocean in Oceans Eleven

Not their first film: Longtime friends George and Julia have starred in three films together – Oceans Eleven (2001), Oceans Twelve (2004) and Money Monster (2016). Pictured as Tess Ocean and Danny Ocean in Oceans Eleven

Next instalment: Julia plays Danny's wife Tess Ocean in both Oceans Eleven and Oceans Twelve. She files for divorce from Danny during his four years in prison. Tess eventually returns to Danny after a brief romance with Terry Benedict. Pictured together in Oceans Twelve

Next instalment: Julia plays Danny’s wife Tess Ocean in both Oceans Eleven and Oceans Twelve. She files for divorce from Danny during his four years in prison. Tess eventually returns to Danny after a brief romance with Terry Benedict. Pictured together in Oceans Twelve

2016 film: In Money Monster, George plays flamboyant financial expert Lee Gates on TV show Money Monster, with Julia playing the show's longtime director Patty Fenn (both pictured)

2016 film: In Money Monster, George plays flamboyant financial expert Lee Gates on TV show Money Monster, with Julia playing the show’s longtime director Patty Fenn (both pictured)

Longtime friends George and Julia have starred in three films together – Oceans Eleven (2001), Oceans Twelve (2004) and Money Monster (2016).

In Oceans Eleven, George plays Danny Ocean, the charismatic thief that’s planning his next mission, despite having only left a New Jersey penitentiary in under 24 hours.

Julia plays Danny’s wife Tess Ocean in both Oceans Eleven and Oceans Twelve. She files for divorce from Danny during his four years in prison. Tess eventually returns to Danny after a brief romance with Terry Benedict.

In Money Monster, George plays flamboyant financial expert Lee Gates on TV show Money Monster, with Julia playing the show’s longtime director Patty Fenn.

Island life: Ticket to Paradise began filming earlier this month on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane, and will move to The Whitsundays shortly afterwards

Island life: Ticket to Paradise began filming earlier this month on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane, and will move to The Whitsundays shortly afterwards

George relocated to Australia last month with his human rights lawyer wife Amal and the couple’s five-year-old twins, Alexander and Ella.

Despite spending their mandatory 14-day quarantine period at a sprawling NSW Southern Highlands estate rather than the usual hotel, George still complained about the conditions.

‘You have to stay in one place for 14 days until you’re finally allowed to go out and breathe,’ he told WTF podcast host Marc Maron on Monday.

Down Under: It was revealed back in March that George and Julia were heading to Australia to film the hotly anticipated project. Pictured together at the Cannes Film Festival in France in May 2016

Down Under: It was revealed back in March that George and Julia were heading to Australia to film the hotly anticipated project. Pictured together at the Cannes Film Festival in France in May 2016

Meanwhile, Julia also jetted into Australia last month, spending her quarantine period at a $56.9million mansion in Sydney’s Vaucluse.

The property was the former rental home of Lachlan and Sarah Murdoch, the son and daughter-in-law of Australian-born media mogul Rupert Murdoch.

The home was patrolled by around-the-clock armed guards, while multiple chefs, waiters and housekeepers stayed with Julia as part of her travel bubble.

Good for the economy: The production is expected to generate $47million for the Australian economy and create more than 270 jobs. Pictured together at the Cannes Film Festival in France in May 2016

Good for the economy: The production is expected to generate $47million for the Australian economy and create more than 270 jobs. Pictured together at the Cannes Film Festival in France in May 2016

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George Clooney and Julia Roberts’ movie Ticket to Paradise transforms The Whitsundays into Bali

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