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.