Shies away from the spotlight to take seat behind the camera, Russell Crowe is on the way to make his feature directorial debut. Variety has learned that the Oscar-winning actor has signed on to helm a big screen project entitled "Bra Boys" for Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment.
A fact-based drama about a counterculture movement in a surf community in Australia, the picture will put its base on the documentary feature of the same title which concerns three brothers named Sunny, Koby and Jai Abberton who began the underground surfer movement in the inner-Sydney seaside suburb of Maroubra.
While it is still unclear whether he will also star in, Crowe reportedly is set to direct from the screenplay penned by "Collateral" scribe Stuart Beattie with Brian Grazer serving as the producer. It is said that the threesome will also draw some aspects from an upcoming nonfiction book about the Bra Boys in making the movie.