Amber Heard back in Australia to film Aquaman

Amber Heard. (Getty Images)
Amber Heard. (Getty Images)

Australia - Actress Amber Heard appears set to return to Australia's Gold Coast to star in the DC Comics blockbuster movie Aquaman a year after she was convicted in the same tourist town of smuggling her pet Yorkshire terriers Pistol and Boo into the country.

The movie which will also feature Game of Thrones television star Jason Momoa in the lead role will be shot next year at Village Roadshow Studios near Gold Coast city in a deal that will cost the Australian government 22 million Australian dollars ($16m), Treasurer Scott Morrison said Thursday.

Heard, 30, pleaded guilty in a Gold Coast court in April to falsifying an immigration document to conceal the dogs when she and her then husband Johnny Depp flew into Australia in 2014 for the filming of the latest Pirates of the Caribbean movie in which Depp played pirate Jack Sparrow.

She avoided jail under a deal that included Heard and Depp videoing an awkward public warning against others breaking Australia's strict quarantine laws. (Read more here)

Morrison said Thursday that a "miniature motor home" would be provided for Pistol and Boo if Heard decided to bring them back through the proper quarantine channels.

"We will have a home for them if Amber would like to bring them on to the film set," Morrison told reporters.