In what is a rare move the Seven Network has invested in a feature film.
The Water Diviner tells the story of An Australian man travels to Turkey after the Battle of Gallipoli to try and locate his three missing sons.
The original script came to us through Hopscotch some time ago and it was our view that it was one
of best scripts for an Australian film we had ever read. “It is a brilliant story set against the backdrop of one of the most important stories in Australian history. It is an incredibly moving tale and while not giving too much away we felt its production as a major movie is just the most powerful way of conveying to all Australians the special place that Gallipoli has in our past.
“We are really thankful to Hopscotch and also to now be associated with both Russell Crowe and Ratpac on this project. All of them have fantastic track records as really strong storytellers” This project is a special one for Seven.” Tim Worner, CEO of Seven West Media, said:
The film has an impressive cast which have appeared quite frequently on TV before including Olga Kurylenko (Magic City) ,Jai Courtney (Spartacus) and Ryan Corr (Packed To The Rafters)
The film is expected to be released later this year.