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Angelina Jolie movie forces Western Sydney away from training ground

The Hollywood power of Angelina Jolie has forced A-League club Western Sydney Wanderers to move their training ground for two months.

Last season's runners-up will be unable to train at the Blacktown International Sportspark while Jolie directs her new film Unspoken - the true story of former US Olympic runner Louie Zamperini, who was captured by the Japanese during World War II - which has been rewritten by the Cohen brothers Ethan & Joel.

The Blacktown Council, which operates Sportspark, has given the all-clear for Jolie and her team to move in and film at the venue and although it is a slight disruption to the Wanderers' season, executive chairman Lyall Gorman has backed the move.

"While disappointed with the disruption to our training base during our season, we are understanding of the big picture this potential opportunity brings western Sydney," he said.

"If what we have heard about the production and the nature of some of the stars coming to Blacktown is true, then it is a good thing for both the local area and the broader region."

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