Russell Crowe to Direct Bra Boys

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Russell Crowe will make his feature directorial debut on Universal and Imagine Entertainment’s Bra Boys, a fact-based drama about a counterculture movement in a surf community in Australia, reports Variety.

Brian Grazer will produce. Stuart Beattie (Collateral) will write the screenplay.

The studio will base the film on the Bra Boys documentary that focuses on Sunny, Koby and Jai Abberton, three brothers who began the underground surfer movement in the inner-Sydney seaside suburb of Maroubra.

The documentary addresses the triumphs of the large, rough-and-tumble group, as well as their social struggles. Crowe narrated the documentary. It is unclear whether he will play a role in the film.

Beattie, Crowe and Grazer will also draw from a nonfiction book about the Bra Boys that’s in the works.