Lights, Camera, ACTION!
In exciting news today, it’s been revealed a major new Hollywood movie featuring Vikings star Travis Fimmel will be filmed on the Gold Coast this year.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk made the exciting announcement from Los Angeles on Wednesday.
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She said the film – called Danger Close, will be about the Battle of Long Tan and will be produced by award-winning Australian Martin Walsh.
“Set in Vietnam and starring an A-list cast, Danger Close is based on the true story of young men facing the strange, contradictory and brutal truths of war,” Ms Palaszczuk said.
“As Queenslanders pause to reflect on the sacrifices of our soldiers over the past century, a film crew will be capturing their very personal stories of courage, honour, mateship and loss.”
Danger Close’s script was written by Australian screenwriter and director Stuart Beattie, who wrote Pirates of Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Collateral and Australia. He also wrote and directed Tomorrow, When the War Began and I, Frankenstein.
Filming for Danger Close is expected to begin around Anzac Day, with pre-production to get underway as early as March.
It’s understood Kingaroy and Nerang will be the key filming locations.
Premier @AnnastaciaMP with actor Travis Fimmel on Sunset Boulevard. A major new movie, Danger Close, will be filmed in Queensland this year. It will be set in Vietnam and is based on a true story about the Battle of Long Tan #qldpol pic.twitter.com/k29NBKb4wc
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