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$1.5 billion. No Angelina Jolie. Why was Brad Pitt in Croatia?

hollywood Updated: Sep 06, 2016 14:30 IST
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Brad Pitt removes his helmet after a full lap on the Le Mans 24 Hours circuit.(AFP)

Actor Brad Pitt made a solo visit to Croatia to meet business partners and discuss a possible $1.5 billion real estate project on the Adriatic coast.

After arriving at the Zadar Airport, the 52-year-old actor took a small boat cruise along a 50-mile stretch of coastline near Biograd and Sibenik, roughly an hour up the coast from Split, reports people.com.

Pitt, who stayed overnight in Sibenik’s recently opened waterside Dogusevom Hotel, visited the town’s St. James Cathedral before embarking on a walking tour with 10 others around the proposed project site in Zablace.

The group included internationally known architect Nikola Basic, who created Zadar’s celebrated Sea Organ quay design -- a giant sculpture that plays music created by sea waves passing through resonant tubes beneath its large marble steps.

A screenshot of the hotel’s Facebook page welcoming Brad Pitt. (Facebook)

The proposed project by Pitt, calls for both land and an existing marina site to be transformed into a resort that features a flagship luxury hotel, shops and villas.

Schools and a clinic are also included in the plan, which will incorporate a permanent community population of 2,500. The overall cost of the development is estimated to be over $1.5 billion.

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