A-lister Kim Kardashian could soon be roaming Australian streets as her new beau is set to star in a movie filmed in the Sunshine state.
Renowned US comedian Pete Davidson, 28, will feature in the comedy Wizards!, with production scheduled to start later this year in Queensland.
The movie, written by David Michôd, follows the comical exploits of two hapless beach-bar operators, played by Davidson and Franz Rogowski, who run into trouble when they stumble across stolen loot.
It is expected to generate about $14.7m into the state’s economy and create about 100 jobs for Queensland cast and crew, as well extras work for almost 300 people.
Davidson and Kardashian, 41, began dating after the reality TV sensation’s slip with ex-husband Kanye West.
The couple met when the mother of four made her hosting debut on Saturday Night Live! in October last year.
During the show, the pair made headlines after they kissed during a skit.
With Davidson filming in Queensland, it could prompt the billionaire business woman to temporarily move to the Sunshine state to be with him.
Producers from Brad Pitt’s company Plan B Entertainment Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner of Brad as well as Sydney-based See-Saw Films‘s Liz Watts will jointly work on the movie.
Ms Watts said Queensland was an ideal fit for the upcoming film.
“We are thrilled to be bringing David Michôd’s next feature to Queensland with its wealth of talent in its cast and crews, and enviable locations”, she said.
Screen Queensland chief executive Kylie Munnich said securing Wizards! showed that international producers knew there were many benefits to filming in Queensland.
“Queensland is a globally renowned screen production hub. Screen Queensland is continuously pitching our state’s locations, studios, skilled screen workforce and valuable incentives,” she said.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the Queensland’s picture-perfect locations and local film industry lured another big budget production to spend in the state.
The announcement comes just weeks ahead of the global releases of Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis, starring Austin Butler, and Netflix’s Spiderhead, featuring Chris Hemsworth, that were both filmed on the Gold Coast.