The federal goverment has secured to a deal to bring Hollywood blockbuster starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to Australia.
First Angelina, now The Rock.
San Andreas, a Hollywood blockbuster starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, will be filmed on the Gold Coast after the federal government secured a deal to lure the adventure flick to Australia.
Filming is expected to start next year ahead the film’s scheduled US release date in June, 2015.
The film stars Johnson as a rescue helicopter pilot on a mission to find his daughter after an earthquake rattles California.
The wrestler turned actor emerged as 2013’s highest grossing actor on Forbes magazine’s box office list. Multiple blockbuster films over the past year saw Johnson earn up to $US1.3 billion ($A1.47 billion).
Announcing the deal, Attorney-General George Brandis said the movie deal will inject millions of dollars into the national economy and create thousands of jobs for locals.
“Big budget films provide excellent opportunities for training and development,” he said in a statement on Wednesday.
“They also create tremendous opportunities for a broad range of industries such as transport, catering, construction and the wider hospitality industry.”
The announcement follows the September arrival of Angelina Jolie to NSW and Queensland, where she’s been shooting her forthcoming drama, Unbroken.
“We can lay claim to having two major Hollywood productions filming here back-to-back,” Queensland Arts Minister Ian Walker said.