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Angelina Jolie film shot in Oz will create jobs for Australians

Tuesday, August 06, 2013 2:00 PM | Anonymous



Angelina Jolie could be shooting her next film in Australia.


Though Universal is keeping mum, sources revealed that the Hollywood star was in Oz scouting locations for "Unbroken," which is set to go into production in September.


Unbroken tells the true story of Louis Zamperini, an American track star and second lieutenant in the US Army Air Force during World War II, whose plane crashed into the Pacific Ocean while on assignment.


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Zamperini survived for 47 days in the Ocean before his raft was washed ashore the Marshall Islands, where he was captured by Japanese forces and held captive and tortured for two years. 


According to the Herald Sun, Jolie inspected Sydney's Fox Studios and Gold Coast's Warner Bros. Movie World Studios while on her trip.


Warner Bros. has three potential sound stage water tanks, which would be perfect to shoot Zamperini's almost two month fight for survival in the Ocean.


Unbroken will be Jolie's sophomore directorial turn, having debuted as a director on her Golden Globe nominated film, "In the Land of Blood and Honey". 


The film already has a release date of December 25, 2014, which is right in the heart of the awards season. Jolie has cast Skins actor Jack O'Connell in the lead role. 


If shot in Australia, the production is expected to employ many Australians behind the camera, and hopefully a few in front. Fingers crossed!

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