“Airplane!” star to shoot Wisconsin tourism ad

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Hollywood director David Zucker is returning to Wisconsin and he’s bringing one of the stars of the movie “Airplane!” with him.

Zucker is directing a summer tourism commercial in the Eagle River area starting Tuesday and it will star Robert Hays, from the 1980 movie Zucker also directed. Hays played Ted Striker in the movie.

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The commercial will be set on a lake and Deputy Tourism Secretary Dave Fantle said Hays name in the script is “Ted,” though it’s likely not going to be mentioned in the commercial.

Zucker directed a winter tourism spot last December, with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra breaking into a snowball fight.

The spot is expected to air next summer. Zucker, a Wisconsin native, says he will also direct a fall tourism commercial at some point.