International actor Russell Crowe has brought a Hollywood entourage to the South Coast for the filming of a new big budget movie.
A bustle of film production crew and trailers have been spotted at a carpark south of the Kiama bends, with signs and security on site alerting the general public the carpark will be closed until August 18. It's understood filming is being done nearby.
Crowe exposed his latest location via Twitter on Monday, with a simple coastal image of a grassy headland - similar to the view from Pebble Cove Farm - and wrote "Shooting in Kiama. What a beautiful place".
The star's next major project is directing and playing a key role in the action thriller Poker Face by Arclight Films International, which also stars Liam Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky.
The plot revolves around the tech billionaire Jake, who invites his childhood friends to his mansion for a poker game, however, those friends have a love-hate relationship with the host who has concocted an elaborate scheme designed to bring a certain justice to all of them, according to Screen Australia.
It's reported Crowe will play the character of the tech billionaire.
Nardia Guillaumier of NEG Photography said she had spotted Crowe "walking down the street" several weeks prior.
"Welcome to our beautiful town," she posted to the star via Twitter. "We hope you enjoy our region ... you will love it here."
The Kiama LGA (local government area) is the only part of the Illawarra where strict lockdown rules currently do not apply, as opposed to Wollongong and Shellharbour LGAs.
Crowe will next show up on the big screen (or pay-per-view at home) in Thor: Love And Thunder, due out next May 2022.
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