Russell Crowe's directorial debut in "77"

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Russell Crowe debuts his directorial role in '77,' a genuine story.
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"American Gangster" and "A Beautiful Mind" hollywood superster Russell Crowe is going to venture a new genre of film, "Directing". This Oscar-winning actor also star in the same movie. The drama of the thriller "77" connects two stories from 1974, dealing with an unsolved murder of a Los Angeles Police District (LAPD)officer and a shootout between Symbionese Liberation Army and the LAPD in South Centran Los Angeles. 

Russell Crowe with his famous look
According to Deadline, the story involves "the unsolved murder of an LAPD officer, and the nationally televised shootout in South Central L.A. between the Symbionese Liberation Army and the LAPD, where 50,000 rounds of gunfire were exchanged. The events will be seen through the eyes of two police partners, one black and one white." The story is written by L.A. Confidential writer James Ellroy.

It is not the first time Russell Crowe has planned to direct. He nearly a decade ago tried to do that in a film called The Long Green Shore, a story about World War II, but later gave up. This time perhaps the stimulation comes from elsewhere and we hope something exceptional will comes out of it.

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