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The crème de la crème of Hollywood are calling Australia home, temporarily.
Some of the biggest stars are filming blockbuster movies Down Under, resulting in the creation of hundreds of jobs and injecting millions into the local economy.
While The Queen‘s Gambit actress Anya Taylor-Joy has already been spotted in Broken Hill, New South Wales, Ryan Gosling and Pete Davidson are expected to arrive later this year.
Down Under: From Anya Taylor-Joy to Ryan Gosling and Kim Kardashian’s new beau Pete Davidson: The Hollywood stars that are calling Australia home. Pictured left is Anya in Los Angeles on April 18, and on the right, Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian in New York on May 2
The Queen’s Gambit star landed in Australia last week ahead of filming the new Mad Max prequel, Furiosa.
The 26-year-old actress, who was born in Miami and raised between London and Argentina, posted a selfie to Instagram with her musician boyfriend Malcolm McRae after arriving Down Under last Thursday.
‘It’s Thursday in Aus so… sending love from the future,’ she wrote in the caption, joking about the time difference between the U.S. and Australia.
Down Under: Anya landed in Australia last week ahead of filming the new Mad Max prequel, Furiosa. She shared this selfie to Instagram last Thursday, with her boyfriend Malcolm McRae
Inspiration: Anya sported short red hair with a blunt fringe in her selfie, prompting fans to remark she was channeling her character Beth Harmon from Netflix hit The Queen’s Gambit
Origin story: Anya is shooting Furiosa with the likes of Chris Hemsworth, Tom Burke and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, with the film slated for a 2024 release. She plays a young Imperator Furiosa, the war captain previously played by Charlize Theron in 2015’s Mad Max: Fury Road (pictured)
Anya is shooting Furiosa in Broken Hill, New South Wales, with the likes of Chris Hemsworth, Tom Burke and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. The film is slated for a 2024 release.
She will star as a young Imperator Furiosa, the war captain previously played by Charlize Theron in 2015 blockbuster Mad Max: Fury Road.
Last year, former NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced the highly anticipated Mad Max prequel, Furiosa, would be filmed locally.
Star power: Chris Hemsworth (pictured) is also starring in the prequel, and was praised by former NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian for helping put ‘Australia on the map’ by shooting Down Under
Berejiklian said it would be the ‘largest film ever to be filmed here’, creating 850 jobs and injecting at least $350million into the local economy.
She went on to praise the movie’s cast and crew, and said the production would ‘showcase Australian talent at its best’.
‘Chris, who’s made Australia his home, he’s a global superstar and works here in NSW, and I couldn’t feel prouder about him and his generation of actors that are really continuing to put Australia on the map,’ she said.
Anya is best known for playing the lead role in Netflix series The Queen’s Gambit, as well as the films Emma and The Northman, in which she stars alongside Alexander Skarsgård and Nicole Kidman.
Success story: Anya (pictured on April 5 in London) is best known for playing the lead role in Netflix series The Queen’s Gambit, as well as the films Emma and The Northman, in which she stars alongside Alexander Skarsgård and Nicole Kidman
The Blade Runner 2049 actor, 41, is heading Down Under to film his latest big budget action film, The Fall Guy, this year according to the Daily Telegraph this week.
The film is set to ‘inject some $244 million into the Australian economy,’ according to the newspaper.
Based on a 1980s TV series, the movie is about a film stuntman who moonlights as a bounty hunter when movie work is slow.
The original show starred Lee Majors in the lead role of Colt Seavers.
Coming soon: Ryan Gosling (pictured in 2018) is preparing to spend some time in Sydney. The Blade Runner 2049 actor, 41, is heading Down Under to film his latest big budget action film, The Fall Guy
Forgotten classic: The movie, based on a 1980s TV series, is about a film stuntman who moonlights as a bounty hunter when movie work is slow
Cast: The original show starred Lee Majors in the lead role of Colt Seavers
The production will receive a $30million grant as part of the federal government’s Location Incentive Program and is expected to shoot in Sydney and rural NSW, with an additional $15million to be provided by the NSW government.
According to the newspaper, The Fall Guy is to be produced by the same team that brought Julia Roberts and George Clooney to Queensland to shoot Ticket To Paradise last year.
Production is tipped to start in spring. Ryan Gosling’s actress wife Eva Mendes and their two daughters are expected to join him on the trip.
New project: Kim Kardashian’s comedian boyfriend Pete Davidson (pictured in NYC on March 5, 2020) is coming to Australia to shoot the film Wizards!, directed by David Michôd
Kim Kardashian’s boyfriend is coming to Australia to shoot the film Wizards!, directed by David Michôd.
The Saturday Night Live star, 28, will be heading to Far North Queensland later this year to begin production, reported The Courier Mail this week.
While it’s unclear if Kardashian will join him on location Down Under, the pair have been inseparable in recent months after they hooked up following her separation from rapper ex-husband Kanye West.
Wizards! also features British actress Naomi Scott, 29, who just starred opposite Sienna Miller in the hit Netflix show Anatomy of a Scandal.
Familiar face: Wizards! also features British actress Naomi Scott (left) who just starred opposite Sienna Miller (centre) in Netflix hit Anatomy of a Scandal. (Right: Michelle Dockery)
The production will inject an estimated $14.7million into the state’s economy.
Wizards! will follow two hapless pothead beach-bar operators, played by Davidson and Franz Rogowski, who run into trouble when they stumble across stolen loot that they really should have just left alone, reports Deadline.
Brad Pitt’s production company, Plan B, is behind the film.
Davidson is best known for his work on Saturday Night Live and films including The King of Staten Island.
He has also made an appearance on Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
Making headlines: While it’s unclear if Kardashian (right) will join him on location, the pair have been inseparable in recent months after they hooked up following her separation from rapper ex-husband Kanye West. (The couple are seen here at the Met Gala in NYC on May 2)
Source: | Dailymail.co.uk