Russell Crowe returns to directing for "Poker Face"

Russell Crowe returns to directing for "Poker Face"

Russell Crowe in his directorial debut, "The Water Diviner"
Russell Crowe in his directorial debut, "The Water Diviner"

2 Aug – Seven years after making his directorial debut in "The Water Diviner", Russell Crowe is back in the director's seat for an upcoming movie titled, "Poker Face".

According to Collider, the actor is set to not only helm the said movie, but to star in it as well alongside former Mr Miley Cyrus Liam Hemsworth, Hemsworth's sister-in-law Elsa Pataky (a.k.a Mrs Chris Hemsworth), and interestingly enough, Wu-Tang Clan frontman RZA.

Russell Crowe was recently seen in Sydney alongside Chris Hemsworth and wife Elsa Pataky for
the filming of "Thor: Love and Thunder"

The other Hemsworth, Liam, whose short marriage to Miley was followed by a messy breakup

The story of "Poker Face" follows a tech billionaire who finds himself caught up in the world of high stakes poker and international finance. It was originally planned to be filmed in Miami, but was moved to Sydney so that Crowe could showcase the city's impressive landmarks...

...or maybe because it's also easier since he's already there!

"We are very appreciative to have the opportunity to safely film in Australia alongside the talented people who live and work in the country," said executive producers Maggie Betts, Celine Rattray, Sophie Mas, and Len Amato.

It is noted that there has been a lot of Hollywood movies being filmed in Australia for the past couple of years, including Marvel's "Shang-Chi and the Legend of Ten Rings" and "Thor: Love and Thunder", Nicole Kidman's "Roar", and Natalie Portman's HBO project, "Days of Abandonment".

Russell Crowe previously directed "The Water Diviner"

Related Movies:
The Water Diviner (29 Jan 2015)
Thor: Ragnarok (26 Oct 2017)
Thor (28 Apr 2011)

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