By Demeter Stamell For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 12:09 GMT, 27 November 2020 | Updated: 12:20 GMT, 27 November 2020
The Gold Coast has secured yet another Hollywood blockbuster, with filming set to begin on the Ron Howard movie early next year.
According to a report by the Gold Coast Bulletin on Friday, the 66-year-old award-winning director will be at the helm of Thirteen Lives, a biopic about the incredible 2018 Thai cave rescue.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
The federal government has pledged $13million in funding for the project, as part of its Location Incentive program to bring film productions to Australia.
Hollywood at home: The Gold Coast has secured yet another Hollywood blockbuster, with filming set to begin on the Ron Howard (pictured at the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscars party in LA in February) movie early next year
Filming is set to begin in Queensland in March, with the Gold Coast hinterland doubling for Thailand.
The film will tell the story of the dramatic 2018 rescue of 12 young boys and their soccer coach after they ventured deep into a cave which later became flooded.
The incredible rescue mission made global news headlines, after the boys embarked on an outing exploring the Tham Luang caves in Chiang