Russell Crowe is expanding his CV by turning director with The Water Diviner, and now we can get our first taste of the film with the trailer below.
The movie is set in 1919 and follows an Australian father, Conor (Crowe), who travels to Turkey to locate his two sons. The brothers went missing during the battle of Gallipoli, which was an unsuccessful attempt by the Allied Powers to control the sea route from Europe to Russia during World War I.
Along the way Conor starts a relationship with the beautiful Turkish woman (Olga Kurylenko) who owns the hotel in which he stays. With the help of a Turkish officer, he attempts to discover his sons’ fate, praying that they are still alive.
Yilmaz Erdogan, Cem Yilmaz, Jai Courtney and Isabel Lucas also star. It’s out in Australia at Christmas, but it’s not clear when the rest of the world will see it. [Read more…]