Angelina Jolie will film parts of her new movie Unbroken in Redland City.
The Bayside Bulletin can report that sequences will be filmed in locations in Redland City and that up to 500 film crew will be involved - a move likely to boost the Redland economy by more $1m.
The timing and specific locations are being kept under wraps to allow the film to be shot without interruption.
It will be the biggest film project in the city since the Narnia movie, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader was filmed at Cleveland in 2009.
Redland City Council is believed to have actively pitched the Redlands as a film location to the film’s producers.
The filming will be a boost to Redland City’s profile and the Redland community will be asked to throw out the welcome mat to Angelina Jolie and the film crew.
It is Jolie’s second foray into directing, after her 2011 film In the Land of Blood and Honey.
The Oscar-winning actor has been travelling around Australia looking for locations for the film. Redland City has been lucky enough to be one of the locations selected.
Unbroken will tell the true story of Lou Zamperini, a World War II hero and track star who ran in the 1936 Berlin Olympics.
The movie, set for release in December 2014, is based on Laura Hillenbrand’s book Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption, which chronicles Zamperini’s life.
The former Olympian spent a harrowing 47 days afloat in the Pacific Ocean following the 1943 crash of his US military plane.
He spent the following two years as a prisoner of war after washing up behind Japanese enemy lines.