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Hollywood leading man Brad Pitt is rumoured to be moving his family -- which includes his equally powerful Hollywood partner Angelina Jolie -- to Australia.
The catch? Well for one, it'd only be temporary. Secondly, it's dependent on the Australian Government.
If you're left wondering how the Australian Government could possibly lure Brangelina and their brood of six down under, the bait would be "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Captain Nemo," the largest blockbuster ever to be filmed on Australian shores -- if, of course, it comes off.According to The Daily Telegraph, Disney executives have been scouting filming locations in New South Wales and Queensland for the last two weeks.
Arts Minister Simon Crean was set to meet with the execs at Parliament House today in the hopes of securing the film.
If the deal goes ahead, filming is expected to start in the next few months, with Disney ready to go into pre-production once the deal is done.
The film is a remake of the 1954 version which originally starred Kirk Douglas. Pitt has been highly sought after for the lead role of Ned Land. According to industry sources if he signs on he'll be heading down under with his family in tow.
Should production be located in Australia, local job creation for the film is expected to exceed the 2,000 jobs created for "The Wolverine" (starring Hugh Jackman), which was lured to Australia by a one-off $12 million incentive payment from the Federal Government. "The Wolverine" generated $80 million in local investment and contracted over 850 local companies. It's understood that a one-off payment has been offered by the Gillard government for "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" as well.
Pitt was reportedly offered the role of Ned Land by director David Fincher late last year.
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