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Russell Crowe Planning His Directorial Debut

Written by: FFT Webmaster | April 27th, 2011

Oscar-winning actor Russell Crowe is seriously considering starring in and making his feature directorial debut for the period cop movie 77. The film has a script by David Matthews from a story by James Ellroy, who wrote the original novel that was adapted as L.A. CONFIDENTIAL, one of Crowe’s biggest hits. The drama deals with the unsolved murder of an LAPD officer, and the nationally televised shootout in South Central L.A. between the Symbionese Liberation Army and the LAPD. The events will be seen through the eyes of two police partners, one black and one white. Crowe has been itching to make his directing debut for years. He was once attached to BRA BOYS, the dramatic adaptation of the documentary about outlaw surfers in Australia, but never did continue with the project.

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