Back to IndieWire

Russell Crowe Returns From Krypton To Make Directorial Debut ‘The Water Diviners’

Russell Crowe Returns From Krypton To Make Directorial Debut 'The Water Diviners'

Russell Crowe already has quite a few job titles: actor, singer, rugby team owner, Superman’s dad….and now he’s going to add one more gig to his lengthy CV. 

Deadline reports that Jor-El has returned from planet Krypton, taken the form of “Russell Crowe” and will make his directorial debut with “The Water Diviners.” Penned by Aussie TV and movie veteran Andrew Knight and newcomer Andrew Anastasios, the period drama will find Crowe playing a father who searches for his sons in Turkey following the Gallipoli war. So, let’s get this clear: father/son story? Check. Historical backdrop? Yep. Potentially poignant tale? Sure seems like it. So yeah, Crowe is swinging pretty hard for the fences on his first time out. While this will be Crowe’s solo feature-length debut, some will note that Crowe does have a co-directing credit on the “Texas” a 2002 live concert of his band 30 Odd Foot of Grunts, but comparatively, these two tasks are galaxies apart.

No word yet on when it will lens, but he has some time before he has stump for Darren Aronofsky‘s “Noah” next spring, so perhaps he’ll squeeze this in first.

Sign Up: Stay on top of the latest breaking film and TV news! Sign up for our Email Newsletters here.

This Article is related to: News and tagged ,

Get The Latest IndieWire Alerts And Newsletters Delivered Directly To Your Inbox