Russell Crowe will make his feature directorial debut on the true drama, Bra Boys for Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment.

The fact-based film is about a counterculture movement in a surf community in Australia, which Stuart Beattie will write. Variety reports the studio will base the film on the documentary, of the same name, that focuses on Sunny, Koby and Jai Abberton, three brothers who began the underground surfer movement in the inner-Sydney seaside suburb of Maroubra.

It addresses the triumphs of the large, rough-and-tumble group, as well as their social struggles.

Crowe narrated the documentary, yet it's unclear whether he will play a role in the film; no production schedule has been set for Bra Boys.