Russell Crowe to shoot his new feature film in Turkey
The celebrated Australian actor Russell Crowe has held meetings in Istanbul for his new film project intended to be shot in 2014. Crowe, who has recently met with with Culture and Tourism Minister Ömer Çelik at Topkapi Palace, will bring to the big screen the story of an Anzac soldier who fought at the Battle of Dardanelles.
Crowe, who has visited different cities to locate filming sites, made the following comments after his meeting with Çelik, "This is my third trip to Turkey. I really love this country, it has always mesmerized me.” Crowe added that he had visited Edirne, Fethiye and Cappadocia searching for potential locations for the filming and that he has visited Minister Çelik. In addition Crowe said that he was thinking of requesting the assistance of Çelik to get in touch with certain Turkish actors to take part in the film project.
Minister Çelik stated, “Of course, this film's scenario is crucial in that it highlights the crossroads of the shared fate of a number of nations. As it is known, we hold a ceremony for the Anzacs in Turkey every year. In a letter written in 1934 and addressed to the mothers of the fallen Anzac soldiers, Atatürk uttered the following words; “ You, the mothers, who sent their sons from far away countries wipe away your tears; your sons are now lying in our bosom and are in peace.” There is a similar story in this scenario as well.”