Amy Harris, The Daily Telegraph, reports
A few days after a top-secret visit to Sydney, movie star-turned-director Angelina Jolie is set to relocate here for several months to shoot her WW2 drama Unbroken.
Angelina Jolie, 39, was slated to shoot most of the flick in Hawaii however Honolulu press have confirmed a small production office at the Waikiki Marriott has been shutdown with the project now set to shoot predominantly in Australia.
And cameras could start rolling as early as September with Jolie likely to travel here with her famed celebrity hubby Brad Pitt and their six children.
It comes after The Sunday Telegraph reported Jolie toured potential film locations in Sydney and on the Gold Coast during a whistlestop visit last week, solving the riddle on her 'mystery visit'.
Unbroken, her second directorial effort following her upcoming debut The Land Of Blood And Honey, is based on the true survival story of American track star Louis Zamperini whose plane crashed in the Pacific Ocean during World War II.
Much of the film is set on a floating life raft in the Pacific Ocean - where Zamperini spent almost two months - and it's understood Jolie could shoot much of this at the Gold Coast's Warner Bros. Studios which has the largest purpose-built film water tank in Australia with a surface area of 1200sqm.
Jolie also toured several sites in NSW last week including Fox Studios at Moore Park and parts of Sydney's surrounding hinterland.
Universal Pictures this morning confirmed Jolie was scouting locations last week but was unable to add any further information.
Meanwhile, a spokesman for the Screen Actor's Guild in Hawaii expressed his disappointment at the film's switch of location.
"It is disappointing that a film of that credibility and that magnitude is at least drawing back from its full involvement with Hawaii. But we'll hope that they still will be able to salvage some work for our people," local SAG president David Farmer told Hawaii News Now.