Russell Crowe to come to Istanbul for film premiere

Russell Crowe's ‘The Water Diviner’ is set during the First World War.

The Oscar winning actor Russell Crowe will be Istanbul on Dec. 5 for the premiere of his film “The Water Diviner,” which also stars Olga Kurylenko and Turkish actors Yılmaz Erdoğan and Cem Yılmaz.

The premiere will be held on Dec. 5 at the Zorlu Center PSM, and Crowe will be accompanied by Kurylenko throughout his visit to Turkey. The two will also attend a press conference along with Erdoğan and Yılmaz on the day before the screening of the film.

“The Water Diviner,” released on the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Gallipoli, is set to hit cinemas on Dec. 26. The film is based on a screenplay by Andrew Knight and Andrew Anastasios. The story focuses on a father from New Zealand-born Crowe’s adopted homeland of Australia who travels to Turkey in 1919.

There, he hopes to discover what has happened to his two sons, both of whom have gone missing following the battle for Gallipoli.

Following shootings in Australia, the Turkish scenes of the film were made in Istanbul and the Aegean district of Fethiye’s Kayaköy.

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