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Wednesday 3 September 2014

Jolie's Unbroken to film in Oz

Angelina Jolie will start filming Unbroken in Australia later this month

Angelina Jolie's new film, Unbroken, will be shot in Australia, reports have confirmed.

The Oscar-winning actress will direct the biopic about US Olympian and war hero Louis Zamperini, in Queensland and New South Wales, reported the Sydney Morning Herald.

Queensland Arts Minister Ian Walker confirmed the news, saying: "This is great news for Queensland and the Queensland film industry. Unbroken is projected to contribute millions to the Queensland economy.

"It will increase the skills and experience of local crews and talent and boost employment as well as economic benefits for wider businesses and the flow on effect for tourism."

The shoot will be based at Sydney's Fox Studios Australia and Village Roadshow Studios on the Gold Coast.

The news comes after Angelina made a surprise visit to the town of Werris Creek, near Tamworth, in September to scout for locations.

Andrew Stoner, New South Wales trade and investment minister, added: "Securing production of Unbroken in NSW will inject millions of dollars into the state's economy and is expected to create more than 300 jobs for NSW-based crew alone, and more for cast and extras."

Jack O'Connell is set to star as Louis, with Garrett Hedlund and Domhnall Gleeson are also in the cast of Unbroken, which is based on Laura Hillenbrand's book.

The film tells the story of Louis and two other crewmen, who survived on a raft for 47 days after a plane crash in World War II, only to be captured by the Japanese Navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.

Unbroken, which would be made for Universal Pictures, will start filming on October 21, in time for a release in Christmas 2014.

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