“Water Diviner” directed by Russell Crowe / Turkey

“Water Diviner” directed by Russell Crowe / Turkey

By In News On November 5, 2013


Important Turkish actors, not excluding Cem Yılmaz and Yılmaz Erdoğan, will be in Crowe’s new movie.

Turkey, one of the rising stars of the world, with its development in economic and cultural aspects has become a center of attraction for Hollywood. A lot of Hollywood movies were shot in Turkey and notably in Istanbul. To name some samples*: “Taken 2 (2012)” directed by Olivier Megaton (starring Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen and Maggie Grace), “Argo (2012)” directed by Ben Affleck (starring Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston and John Goodman) and “Skyfall (2012)” directed by Sam Mendes starring (Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem and Naomie Harris). Soon a new movie that will be shot in Turkey will be in theaters. According to IMDb, “Water Diviner” directed by Russell Crowe will star Jai Courtney, Olga Kurylenko, Mert Fırat, Cem Yılmaz and Yılmaz Erdoğan and will come to the theaters in 2014.

He became internationally very well known with the “Gladiator (2000)” movie directed by Ridley Scott. He played the Maximus character that sought revenge against Emperor Marcus Aurelius’ son Commodus. Afterwards, he was selected as the Best Actor and hereby won Oscar in 2001. As you can predict, we are talking about 1964 born Australian actor and producer Russell Crowe. He was in Turkey for a time. Crowe traveled around Turkey. He talked with Turkish artists not excluding Cem Yılmaz and Yılmaz Erdoğan. He evaluated his trip to Turkey in Twitter: “An incredible trip to Turkey. The generosity & kindness of the people I have met has again touched my heart. I will be back. Inshallah.”

During his trip, Crowe also visited the Minister of Culture and Tourism Ömer Çelik. Crowe wanted support from the ministry to his new film “Water Diviner”. According to Hürriyet Daily News, “Çelik stressed that the script of Crowe’s film, which will be shot in Turkey, was important as it showed the common history between Turkey and Australia.” Now then it is time to talk about the “Water Diviner (2014)”.

According to IMDb, after the Battle of Gallipoli the Australian man, Connor, travels to Turkey “… to locate his three missing sons.” IMDb says that Crowe will play Connor character and Jai Courtney will play Lt-Col Cecil Hilton. Important and prominent Turkish actors will be in the film as well. According to IMDb, Mert Fırat will play a military officer character, Cem Yılmaz will play a military officer character and Yılmaz Erdoğan will play a military officer character.

We, Photo Production Turkey, advise you to watch this important historical movie. Enjoy the movie.

*When finding the movies, it is utilized from Haber7’s “Türkiye Hollywood’un gözbebeği oldu” news (Remziye Karakuş, 1 August 2013).


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