Russell Crowe Plans Directorial Debut in Period Drama 'Water Diviner'
by Ethan Anderton
June 18, 2013
Right now you can see Russell Crowe in action as Jor-El, father of the last son of Krypton in Man of Steel, but soon enough the Australian actor will take post behind the camera. Deadline has word that Crowe is currently in talks to make his directorial debut with The Water Diviner, a period drama scripted by Australian television writing duo Andrew Knight and Andrew Anastasios. The story follows an Australian patriarch who journeys to Turkey in order to find his two sons who went missing aft the battle of Gallipoli in 1919. However, Crowe will not stay behind the camera as he is also looking to star in the drama. Read on!
Crowe has been trying to direct for years now, but never finalized a project. Some of those projects include a biopic on comedian Bill Hicks and a crime thriller called 77 that would follow the unsolved murder of an LAPD officer, and the nationally televised shootout in South Central L.A. between the Symbionese Liberation Army and the LAPD, where 50,000 rounds of gunfire were exchanged. This seems like something completely different than either of those projects, so we're not sure exactly what has been driving Crowe's interest in project to take on as a director. Maybe having a script from some of his homeland native's helped out a bit. We'll next see Crowe on the big screen again in Darren Aronofsky's Biblical epic Noah next year.