David Hirschfelder has recently recorded his score for the upcoming historical drama The Water Diviner. The film marks the directorial debut of actor Russell Crowe who also stars in the film as an Australian farmer who – four years after Turkey’s Battle of Gallipoli during World War I – travels to Istanbul to discover the fate of his sons who are reported missing in action. Olga Kurylenko, Jai Courtney and Isabel Lucas are co-starring. Andrew Knight and Andrew Anastasios have written the screenplay. Andrew Mason (Dark City, Adore, I, Frankenstein) and Troy Lum are producing the project for Hopscotch Features, alongside Keith Rodger for Crowe’s Fear of God Films. James Packer and Brett Ratner (Rush Hour, X-Men: The Last Stand) are executive producing for RatPac Entertainment. Hirschfelder is best known for composing the music for such films as Australia, Sliding Doors, Strictly Ballroom, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole and The Railway Man, as well as his Academy Award-nominated score for Shine and Elizabeth. The Water Diviner is set to be released in Australia this December. It was reported this past May that the Weinstein Company is in negotiations to pick up domestic distribution rights for the drama.