Angelina Jolie's Unbroken heads for Queensland
Queensland arts minister Ian Walker has announced that Angelina Jolie’s next film as director, Unbroken, will be shooting in the Australian state.
Alluding to Screen Queensland’s attractive production incentive programme and locations he said: “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.
“It’s a great opportunity on so many levels, including our chance to host a star of the calibre of Angelina Jolie and for Queensland to show what a great state it is for film production.”
It is also thought a big part of the appeal of Queensland for the Universal film is the Village Roadshow Studios, which house the largest water tank in the southern hemisphere.
The feature is based on Laura Hillenbrand’s novel Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption, and will star Jack O’Connell, Garrett Hedlund, Domnhall Gleeson and Finn Wittrock. Cameras are due to roll later this month.