Hollywood director, actor returns to Wisconsin to shoot tourism commercial

Zucker said he'll direct an ad in the fall

Hollywood director David Zucker is returning to Wisconsin and he’s bringing one of the stars of the comedy classic “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.

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, said he will also direct a fall tourism commercial at some point.