COMING TO TOWN: Dwayne Johnson, aka ’The Rock’, will be in Ipswich next year to shoot scenes for his new movie.
COMING TO TOWN: Dwayne Johnson, aka ’The Rock’, will be in Ipswich next year to shoot scenes for his new movie. Bang Showbiz

The Rock will hit Ipswich for earthquake disaster epic

ACTION movie star and former world wrestling champion Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson will shoot scenes for his new disaster flick in Ipswich next year.

Filming for the earthquake disaster epic San Andreas 3D is expected to begin in a number of south east Queensland locations - including Ipswich - in April.

Johnson joins the likes of Hollywood stars Colin Firth and Hugo Weaving to film on location in Ipswich.

The $100 million blockbuster casts Johnson as a helicopter pilot, searching for his daughter after an earthquake rocks California.

Mayor Paul Pisasale welcomed the economic boost the production will bring to Ipswich.

Cr Pisasale said the city had proved a popular choice for several feature films in recent years.

"The city can offer a very diverse range of sites, including modern and heritage cityscapes, industrial and rural locations," he said.

Cr Pisasale encouraged businesses and residents to work in partnership with film crews.

"Sometime shoots may take place late at night or during busy periods on our roads, so any cooperation we can offer as a city is another plus for Ipswich being chosen for future productions."

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