The Weinstein Company has entered into exclusive negotiations to acquire The Water Diviner, the directorial debut of actor Russell Crowe. The actor/filmmaker presented 12 minutes worth of footage to potential distributors at the Cannes Film Festival earlier today, with Deadline reporting that most distributors were impressed with what he has done.
TWC has reportedly offered $4 million to acquire the distribution rights, which includes a commitment to a wide release. Russell Crowe previously worked with The Weinstein Company on the 2003 nautical adventure Master and Commander: The Far Side Of The World.
The actor/director stars as Connor, an Australian farmer who journeys to Turkey in 1919, to find the bodies of his three sons who died in battle during World War I. The supporting cast includes Jai Courtney, Olga Kurylenko, Isabel Lucas, Ryan Corr, Cem Yilmaz and Damon Herriman.