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Imagine Entertainment and MGM will roll cameras on Ron Howard’s upcoming drama Thirteen Lives, based on the 2018 Thai caves rescue incident, in Australia next March.
The Australian government is injecting AUD $13M into the project, which will use Queensland’s Gold Coast to double for Thailand.
Thirteen Lives is based on the true story of the 2018 Tham Laung cave rescue of a boys’ soccer team, who were trapped for days with no supplies and decreasing oxygen levels. A group of divers from all over the world came together to retrieve them.
Producers are Brian Grazer, P.J. van Sandwijk, Gabrielle Tana and Karen Lunder.
Australian Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, Paul Fletcher, said the production is expected to inject more than AUD $96M into the economy, directly creating around 435 jobs for cast and crew, as well as an