Russell Crowe is all set to make his directorial debut with The Water Diviners, according to Deadline. The period drama was penned by Andrew Knight and Andrew Anastasios and will have Crowe starring as “a father who searches for his sons in Turkey following the Gallipoli war.”
The actor has been flirting with directing for a while now, having his eye on several projects over the years. Nothing has panned out until now though and with The Water Diviners, Crowe will be working both behind and in front of the camera to bring us his directorial debut.
Truthfully, this film doesn’t sound like it will be anything too special, though Crowe usually is pretty reliable in front of the camera. He seems to be playing it pretty safe here but in all fairness, it is his first time directing so you can’t really blame him.
If anything, I’m guessing that this will turn out to be a strong yet far from spectacular film. A good, solid drama with a nice lead performance from Crowe is most likely what The Water Diviners will turn out to be. I may be wrong, but that’s what I’m predicting at this point in time.
Production will being in Australia and Turkey later this year, with filming set to finish up before Crowe has to do the press circuit for Darren Aronofsky’s Noah and Akiva Goldsman’s Winter Tale.
We’ll keep you posted when we hear more but for now, tell us, what do you think of Russell Crowe making his directorial debut with The Water Diviners? Does the project interest you? Let us know in the comments below.