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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Picture: WireImage

  • _B _ * *rad Pitt *and *Angelina Jolie *won't be coming here despite suggestions the Hollywood couple, right, were expected to make Sydney their home while filming Disney's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

Pitt has dropped out of the film according to industry website The Playlist. Sources have revealed that he officially passed on the *David Fincher *project after initially agreeing to take the lead role of Captain Nemo about a month ago.

Speculation is mounting that Magic Mike star *Channing Tatum *could take on the role but the film could be pushed back until Fincher finds a suitable replacement.

Shooting was expected to begin in the next few months on the first remake of the 1954 Disney film, which starred *Kirk Douglas *, with Hollywood executives reportedly about to sign a deal with the Federal Government that would see the blockbuster made in Australia.