We have worked in Australia before and found the local crews to be extremely professional, Bevan said. We are looking forward to collaborating once again on this exciting project.
The movie is being made for Hollywood studio Universal with the producers including Sarah Harvey (In Bruges) and Deb Balderstone (Palm Beach) as well as Clooney and partner Grant Heslov.
Mr Fletcher said the government had distributed more than $216 million under the location incentive program to attract 22 productions to Australia.
Julia Roberts and George Clooney in Jodie Forsters 2016 thriller Money Monster.Credit:TriStar
He expected the movie to inject $47 million in expenditure into the Australian economy and create more than 270 jobs for local cast and crew.
Roberts, who has been in Sydney and Byron Bay in recent days, is rumoured to be down to shoot the Watergate drama Gaslit with Sean Penn in Sydney.
The surge in overseas production, largely driven by the countrys relative COVID-safety, has driven demand for studios, top-line crew and production services, especially in NSW and Queensland.
Already filming in Sydney are director Taika Waititis Thor: Love and Thunder, which stars Chris Hemsworth, Christian Bale, Natalie Portman, Chris Pratt, Tessa Thompson and Matt Damon; George Millers Three Thousand Years of Longing, with Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton; and the Netflix series Pieces of Her, with Toni Collette and Bella Heathcote.
In Queensland, Ron Howards Thai cave rescue drama Thirteen Lives is taking over from Baz Luhrmanns Elvis movie at the studios on the Gold Coast.
Three Universal group series are also shooting in the Sunshine State this year: Young Rock, about Dwayne Johnson as a boy, will be followed by Joe Exotic, with Kate McKinnon as big cat enthusiast Carole Baskin, then Irreverent, about a New York criminal hiding out as a reverend.