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First trailer and poster for Russell Crowe’s directorial debut The Water Diviner

2 October 2014 4:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Russell Crowe is set to make his directorial debut this year with the release of the World War I drama The Water Diviner, and the first poster and trailer have arrived online, which we have for you here…

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, »

- Gary Collinson

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The Water Diviner Trailer and Poster: Russell Crowe Directs and Stars in Australian World War I Drama

1 October 2014 9:13 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The first The Water Diviner trailer and poster have been released for Russell Crowe’s feature directorial debut.  The story centers on an Australian man (Crowe) who travels to Turkey in an attempt to discover the fate of his three sons, who were fighting in World War I.  While I was afraid the film might feel a bit like a vanity project, this trailer is actually pretty good.  There are surprisingly few films that revolve around the horrors of The Great War, and this Australia-focused story provides an interesting point of view for what was truly a World war.  Crowe appears to be pretty confident behind the camera, and he’s filled his cast out with plenty of Australian actors.  Color me intrigued. Hit the jump to check out the Water Diviner trailer and poster.  The film also stars Olga KurylenkoJai Courtney, Yilmaz Erdogan, Cem Yilmaz, Steve Bastoni, Isabel Lucas, »

- Adam Chitwood

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New Trailer For Russell Crowe's 'The Water Diviner'

30 September 2014 8:16 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Russell Crowe has worked with some of the best filmmakers in the world, and now he's taken all of that vast knowledge unto his directorial debut, The Water Diviner. The first trailer for the film has hit the web. Watch it below. 

Set in the aftermath of WWII, The Water Diviner follows an Australian farmer, played by Crowe, on his journey to Turkey four years after the war. His mission is to track down the bodies of his three sons who were killed there during the Battle of Gallipoli.

The film also features Olga Kurylenko, Yilmaz Erdogan, Cem Yilmaz, Jai Courtney, Steve Bastoni, Isabel Lucas, Ryan Corr, Dan Wyllie, Damon Herriman, Jacqueline McKenzie, Michael Dorman, Megan Gale, and Dylan Georgiades.

Though the pic hasn't garnered a lot of buzz yet, the feedback (thus far) has been positive. The first trailer has too many spoilers, so you might want to be careful while watching it. »

- Laura Frances

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Check Out The First Trailer For Russell Crowe’s Directorial Debut The Water Diviner

30 September 2014 3:21 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The first trailer for Russell Crowe’s directorial debut, The Water Diviner, has landed online. Set in the aftermath of WWII, the film has already garnered positive early reviews and looks quite promising.

Starring Crowe in the lead role as an Australian farmer, the story follows his journey to Turkey four years after the war. His mission is to track down the bodies of his three sons who were killed there during the Battle of Gallipoli.

The actor has enlisted a slew of rising talent to supporting his character’s journey into the emotional abyss. Olga Kurylenko, Yilmaz Erdogan, Cem Yilmaz, Jai Courtney, Steve Bastoni, Isabel Lucas, Ryan Corr, Dan Wyllie, Damon Herriman, Jacqueline McKenzie, Michael Dorman, Megan Gale, and Dylan Georgiades all appear in what’s so far been a relatively low-key flick.

The first trailer sets up the backstory, with Crowe’s voiceover narrating a tale as he »

- Gem Seddon

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ABC comedies break new ground

29 May 2014 4:27 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Dave Eastgate, Lawrence Leung and Stephanie Son in Maximum Choppage.

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Head of ABC TV comedy Rick Kalowski has commissioned a stand-alone pilot, a prototype he intends to test for further pilots, and he.s developing a sitcom to be filmed in front of a studio audience.

In a further break from the traditional approach to comedy, Kalowski is developing several shows that are each built around an established performer-writer. All that is in addition to eight series which are either in production or post.

The stand-alone pilot deals with an unusual subject- mental illness. Details of that sitcom are under wraps but Kowalski tells If he.s looking for other projects that are suitable material for pilots.

The studio-based comedy could be the ABC.s first since Mother and Son, the Geoffrey Atherden-created classic which ran until 1994. The show is being developed with writer . producer Marieke Hardy and would »

- Don Groves

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Russell Crowe Directs "The Water Diviner"

28 April 2014 12:37 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek extended footage from first-time director Russell Crowe, on the set of his new film "The Water Diviner", also starring Olga Kurylenko, Yilmaz Erdogan, Cem Yilmaz, Jai Courtney, Steve Bastoni, Isabel Lucas, Ryan Corr, Dan Wyllie, Damon Herriman, Jacqueline McKenzie, Michael Dorman, Megan Gale and Dylan Georgiades :

"...the film is set four years after the devastating battle of 'Gallipoli' in Turkey during World War I, as Australian farmer 'Connor' (Crowe) travels to Istanbul to discover the fate of his sons, reported missing in 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..."

Click the images to enlarger and Sneak Peek "The Water Diviner"...

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- Michael Stevens

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Extended Featurette Provides First Look at Russell Crowe’s Directorial Debut, The Water Diviner

28 April 2014 8:25 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

An extended, behind-the-scenes featurette for The Water Diviner has provided a first look at Russell Crowe's upcoming directorial debut.  The story centers on an Australian man (Crowe) who travels to Turkey to attempt to locate the bodies of his three sons, who were killed there during Wwi.  The featurette is narrated by Crowe, and his passion for the material really comes through.  Even though this is only his first feature, it looks like he's come up with something that has a grand scope but retains its focus on the intimate character drama.  This is definitely one I'm going to be keeping on my radar, and although it doesn't currently have a release date, I hope we'll get to see it soon. Hit the jump to check out The Water Diviner featurette. The film also stars Olga Kurylenko, Yilmaz Erdogan, Cem Yilmaz, Jai Courtney, Steve Bastoni, Isabel Lucas, Ryan Corr, »

- Matt Goldberg

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First Look: Russell Crowe's "Water Diviner"

27 April 2014 8:24 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

A new featurette from the set of Russell Crowe's new directorial effort "The Water Diviner" gives us a first look at both actual footage and behind-the-scenes B-roll from the movie.

The post-wwi story follows an Australian father who arrives in Turkey in search of the fate of his three sons, supposedly lost in the battle of Gallipoli. Crowe, Jai Courtney, Olga Kurylenko, Isabel Lucas, Damon Herriman, Michael Dorman, Ryan Corr, Jacqueline McKenzie, Dan Wylie, Robert Mammone and Steve Bastoni star.

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- Garth Franklin

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Us deal for Oz thriller The Code

3 April 2014 2:05 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

DirecTV has bought Us rights to Playmaker Media.s The Code, a six-part series about two brothers who stumble across information about a new technology - information that people in the highest political echelons will kill to keep secret.

ABC-tv commissioned the thriller, which stars Dan Spielman (An Accidental Soldier, Offspring), Ashley Zukerman (The Slap, Rush), Adam Garcia (Coyote Ugly, Bootmen), David Wenham (Top of the Lake, Killing Time), Lucy Lawless (Spartacus), Aden Young (I Frankenstein, Rectify), Chelsie Preston Crayford (Mystery of a Hansom Cab, Underbelly: Razor), Adele Perovic (SLiDE), Dan Wyllie (Rake, Puberty Blues), Aaron Pedersen (Jack Irish, City Homicide), and Paul Tassone (Underbelly).

The show was created by Shelley Birse and written by Birse, Blake Ayshford and Justin Monjo, directed by Shawn Seet (Love Child, Underbelly, Mystery of a Hansom Cab) and produced by Playmaker.s David Maher and David Taylor and Birse.

Developed through the Scribe Initiative »

- Don Groves

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First Image: Russell Crowe’s Helming Debut ‘The Water Diviner’

1 February 2014 5:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — The first image has been released from the set of Russell Crowe’s feature helming debut, “The Water Diviner,” which is shooting in Australia before moving on to Turkey. Mister Smith Entertainment is handling international sales on the epic adventure pic, which stars Crowe and Olga Kurylenko (“Oblivion,” “Quantum of Solace”).

The film is 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 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 supporting cast including leading Turkish actors Yilmaz Erdogan (“Once Upon a Time »

- Leo Barraclough

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