Hollywood has come to Brisbane as Warner Bros films car chase scenes for an action film starring US star Dwayne Johnson in central Brisbane.

A Hollywood action movie starring Dwayne Johnson is being filmed in Brisbane’s city centre.

Parts of Elizabeth Street are blocked off as scenes are shot for San Andreas, a film about a helicopter pilot who flies across California after an earthquake to rescue his daughter.

A Queensland police spokesman told AAP that Warner Bros had obtained permission to film car chase scenes on Sunday.

Johnson, also known as The Rock, was an American wrestling champion and has starred in several action films, including Fast and Furious 6 and The Scorpion King.

San Andreas is due for release in mid-2015.