Russell Crowe directs Gallipoli epic (+ trailer)

Russell Crowe stars in, and directs, The Water Diviner.
Russell Crowe stars in, and directs, The Water Diviner.

Russell Crowe has released a first-look at his directorial debut, The Water Diviner.

In 1919, four years after the devastating Battle of Gallipoli, a father (Russell Crowe) embarks on a journey from Australia to Turkey to discover the fate of his sons who have been reported missing in action.

The film is Crowe's first attempt at directing and is based on a screenplay by Andrew Knight and Andrew Anastasios.

Shot in Turkey and South Australia, Crowe describes the film as having a "wonderful beating heart", calling it an "epic, brutal, romantic, heart-wrenching and inspiring adventure of discovery".

It will be released in cinemas later this year.

Watch the behind-the-scenes look at The Water Diviner here:

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- nzherald.co.nz

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