THE new Angelina Jolie directed film Unbroken will have special resonance with Far South Coast, NSW residents.
Featuring in the film will be the historic, wooden Wallaga Lake bridge, located halfway between Bermagui and Narooma and marking the boundary between the Bega Valley and Eurobodalla shires.
Scroll through the photos of the bridge taken by Narooma News editor Stan Gorton over the years
Unbroken is a film about World War 11 and will include shots of a 1940s truck and car passing over the iconic, wooden bridge.
The bridge dates back to 1894 and was built to give farmers access to the Bermagui wharf enabling them to ship their produce to Sydney.
Filming on the bridge is expected to take place on Tuesday, February 11 and it required the approval of the Bega Valley Shire Council.
The application lodged by Universal Studios was treated as “urgent business” at council’s January 22 meeting.
Universal Studios has sought approval to film between 6am and 5pm. The filming process is expected to cause some disruption to traffic that could be stopped for about three to four minutes per take.
Council was supportive of the project and councillor Tony Allen said it was “a wonderful thing for the area”.
While there have been no Angelina Jolie sightings in the Narooma Bermagui district, the Sydney Morning Herald reported on January 8 that she made the most of some more holiday time and sunshine in Sydney, taking her five-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox to Luna Park.
Taking a break from directing her feature film Unbroken, the mother-of-six joined her twins on the mini roller-coaster and Ferris wheel and bought them a host of soft toys.
Angelina wore practical flats and looked effortlessly chic in simple black slacks and singlet, while the twins were dressed in playful, summery outfits. It was the perfect weather for a family day out and the trio seemed to enjoy themselves, holding hands and buying even more toys for their collection.
The star's eight-year-old daughter, Zahara, joined them later in the day, enjoying some amusement park games. Their other siblings Maddox, Pax, and Shiloh were not spotted and husband Brad Pitt was nowhere to be seen either.
The whole family spent Christmas in Queensland together, but the holidays are coming to an end with Brad Pitt flying to Britain with eldest son Maddox, 12, to continue work on his latest war film Fury.
The clan has been enjoying plenty of family outings while in Australia. They chartered super-yacht Ghost II in Sydney for a day and visited Taronga Zoo and also went to the movies. When they were on the Gold Coast they shopped at Target and took a trip to Dreamworld. They also visited a wildlife park in Queensland on Boxing day.
The Jolie-Pitt family have been in Australia since September, when Angelina began work on her World War II film. She scouted for locations in Brisbane, Sydney, the Gold Coast and Tamworth. After filming in a number of Sydney locations before Christmas, production is due to start back in Queensland next week with a clutch of international and local stars joining her on the set.