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director Ron Howard and his wife finish mandatory hotel quarantine as the Academy Award winner prepares to film big-budget movie on Australia's Gold Coast

By Alisha Buaya For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 14:18 GMT, 23 January 2021 | Updated: 14:19 GMT, 23 January 2021

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Ron Howard is ready to begin filming his next big-budget movie on Australia's Gold Coast.

The acclaimed director, 66, completed 14 days of hotel quarantine with his wife Cheryl, last week according to a Screen Queensland spokeswoman, the Courier Mail reported on Saturday. 

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He will soon begin filming Thirteen Lives, written by William Nicholson of Gladiator fame, based on the 2018 Thai cave rescue.

Action! Hollywood director Ron Howard (pictured) and his wife completed mandatory 14 day hotel quarantine last week as the Academy Award winner prepares to film big-budget movie, Thirteen Lives, on Australia's Gold Coast

Action! director Ron Howard (pictured) and his wife completed mandatory 14 day hotel quarantine last week as the Academy Award winner prepares to film big-budget movie, Thirteen Lives, on Australia's Gold Coast

To celebrate their final day in isolation, Ron shared an Instagram post showing off the couple's quirky socks, which featured their faces. 

'We are about to end our 14 day quarantine in #Australia and Cheryl thought we should wear our holiday socks as we hit the streets at long last. What the heck. I'm game,' he wrote in the caption. 

Production of Thirteen Lives is set to begin in March, with the Gold Coast hinterland doubling for Thailand. 

Finally out of quarantine! Last week, Ron shared an Instagram post to celebrate his final day in isolation with his wife (right)

Finally out of quarantine! Last week, Ron shared an Instagram post to celebrate his final day in isolation with his wife (right) 

Ready to hit the streets: The picture was of the couple's wife's quirky socks with their faces printed on them. He wrote in the caption, 'We are about to end our 14 day quarantine in #Australia and Cheryl thought we should wear our holiday socks as we hit the streets'

Ready to hit the streets: The picture was of the couple's wife's quirky socks with their faces printed on them. He wrote in the caption, 'We are about to end our 14 day quarantine in #Australia and Cheryl thought we should wear our holiday socks as we hit the

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