Russell Crowe To Make Directorial Debut With ‘The Water Diviner’

Australian actor Russell Crowe is moving behind the cameras for his upcoming project, The Water Diviner.

In a recent tweet, which is how he communicates often, he said, “If you haven’t picked up on what’s up I am in pre-pre-production on a film called The Water Diviner. As director…interesting times.”

Crowe stars and directs the film which tells the story of an Australian father who travels to Turkey to find his sons who went missing after the Battle of Gallipoli in 1915-1916 in which the Allies attempted to knock Turkey of off World War I.

British Commonwealth Toops from Australia and New Zealand, also referred to as ANZACs suffered more than 10,000 casualties in the battle.

The Water Diviner is produced by Hopscotch Features, a unit the film group Entertainment One (eOne) and by Crowe’s own Fear of God Films. The screenplay is by Andrew Knight and Andrew Anastassios.

Russell Crowe has been so busy preparing for this project that he said he feels like he’s become his accountant.

“I go to an office. I sit there all day having meetings, gathering information and making decisions… I feel like I have become my accountant.”

Crowe failed to attend the Japanese premier of Man Of Steel, in which he stars as Jor-El, earlier this week to the disappointment of many of his followers. He apologized on Twitter.

Russell Crowe is originally from New Zealand (did you know that?), but has lived in Australia for many years.

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