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Roberts and Clooney Heading Down Under for New Film

epaselect epa05302326 US actress Julia Roberts (L) and US actor George Clooney (R) arrive for the screening of 'Money Monster' during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival, in Cannes, France, 12 May 2016. The movie is presented out of competition at the festival which runs from 11 to 22 May.  EPA/IAN LANGSDON

Julia Roberts and George Clooney in 2016. (EPA/IAN LANGSDON)

A romantic comedy starring Oscar winners Julia Roberts and George Clooney will be shot in Queensland later this year thanks to a federal arts program.

The film, Ticket to Paradise, has attracted a $6.4 million grant under the Location Incentive Program is expected to generate more than 270 crew and cast jobs.

It will be directed by Ol Parker (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) and produced by Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner of Working Title.

"We have worked in Australia before and found the local crews to be extremely professional," Mr Bevan said in a statement on Tuesday.

Filming will begin in November in the Whitsundays and southern Queensland.

The federal government says far it's distributed more than $216 million under the program to attract 22 productions to Australia.

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