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Russell Crowe has been at the American Film Market (AFM) this week announcing new cast members of The Water Diviner. Those who know the Turkish films Once Upon A Time in Anatolia or The Butterfly’s Dream will be excited to hear Yilmaz Erdogan is playing a Turkish officer in The Water Diviner.

Yilmaz Erdogan: Image sourced from reverbnation.com

Cem Yilmaz, star of Hunting Season and The Magician, and one of Turkey’s most popular actors and comics has also signed up.

Cem Yilmaz: Image sourced from opsiyonhaber.com

Russell has some interesting things to say about his affection for Peter Weir’s seminal film, Gallipoli, and the idea of The Water Diviner being about the human fallout from the campaign. This article in Variety has more detail.