Russell Crowe is making a very ambitious directorial debut with The Water Diviner. The scale and time period would seem like a lot for a first time director, that is until you think about all the talented directors Crowe has worked with and learned from.
Starring Russell Crowe (GLADIATOR, A BEAUTIFUL MIND) and Olga Kurylenko (OBLIVION, QUANTUM OF SOLACE), THE WATER DIVINER is an epic adventure set four years after the devastating battle of Gallipoli in Turkey during World War I. Australian farmer Connor (Crowe) travels to Istanbul to discover the fate of his sons, reported missing in the action, where he forges a relationship with the beautiful Turkish woman (Kurylenko) who owns the hotel in which he stays. Holding on to hope, and with the help of a Turkish Officer, Connor embarks on a journey across the country to find the truth about the fate of his sons. THE WATER DIVINER is an extraordinary tale of love, hope and heroism.
The Water Diviner does not have a US release date yet, but it opens in Australia and New Zealand, December 26th.