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Anna Paquin is heading to Queensland to film Netflix’s Jessica Watson biopic

More celebrities arriving Down Under: Anna Paquin heading to Queensland after becoming a member of the cast of Netflix’s Jessica Watson biopic True Spirit


In the previous year, Australia has grow to be dwelling to some excessive profile worldwide celebrities.

And the most recent star to head Down Under is New Zealand-Canadian actress Anna Paquin who has been cast in Netflix’s Jessica Watson biopic, which will probably be filmed in Queensland. 

Anna will play Julie, the mom of the teenager sailor, within the film based mostly on her 2010 solo crusing triumph. 

Coming quickly: In the previous year, Australia has grow to be dwelling to some excessive profile worldwide celebrities. And the most recent star to head Down Under is New Zealand-Canadian actress Anna Paquin (pictured) 

Anna, 38, is finest identified for profitable a Golden Globe Award for her starring position in HBO sequence True Blood. 

Also becoming a member of the cast, is Aussie actor Josh Lawson as her dad Roger Watson.

The actor will probably be returning dwelling after spending time overseas producing and appearing in film Mortal Kombat.  

Hero: Anna has been cast in Netflix's Jessica Watson biopic, which will be filmed in Queensland. Anna will play Julie, the mother of the teen sailor, in the film based on her 2010 solo sailing triumph. Jessica is pictured

Hero: Anna has been cast in Netflix’s Jessica Watson biopic, which will probably be filmed in Queensland. Anna will play Julie, the mom of the teenager sailor, within the film based mostly on her 2010 solo crusing triumph. Jessica is pictured 

New Zealand actor Cliff Curtis who will play Jessica’s her coach, Ben Bryant.  

They be part of Sydney teenager Teagan Croft, who was beforehand cast as Watson.

This comes after the likes of Natalie Portman, Sacha Baron Cohen, Zac Efron and Melissa McCarthy headed to Australia for work following a halt in productions within the US due to the COVID-19 disaster.

In town: Zac Efron (pictured) lived in Australia for much of the pandemic and previously filmed a Stan Original movie in South Australia

In city: Zac Efron (pictured) lived in Australia for a lot of the pandemic and beforehand filmed a Stan Original film in South Australia 

In March, Thea McLeod, one in every of Australia’s most wanted casting administrators and vice chairman of the Casting Guild of Australia, defined this may very well be a turning level for Australia’s arts business.

‘Hollywood is bringing these A-listers, positive. But we want to encompass them with native expertise. And that goes past simply actors. We’re speaking costume designers, set dressers, so many different individuals are benefiting from this,’ she stated.

‘This is a stage of publicity and alternative we have by no means seen suddenly earlier than… It’s bringing a substantial amount of money and jobs to our business after such a tough time.’ 

Australia’s popularity as the brand new ‘go-to vacation spot’ for Hollywood producers might generate an estimated $3 billion for the native economic system.

Famous: Natalie Portman and Chris Hemsworth will star alongside several other major Hollywood stars in Thor: Love and Thunder. Both pictured

Famous: Natalie Portman and Chris Hemsworth will star alongside a number of different main Hollywood stars in Thor: Love and Thunder. Both pictured 

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