Eucalyptus: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Russell Crowe is going back to his roots. The Oscar-winning actor is in negotiations to topline the big-screen adaptation of Australian author Murray Bail's award-winning novel "Eucalyptus."

The project would reunite Crowe with director Jocelyn Moorhouse, for whom he starred in 1991's Proof. Fox Searchlight Pictures is financing and distributing, with Uberto Pasolini and Lynda House producing. House also produced "Proof."

Michelle Joyner adapted the book and wrote the original screenplay, with Moorhouse coming in to work on the script.