Director Philip Noyce has been working to get an adaptation of Tim Winton‘s Dirt Music for some time now. Heath Ledger was once said to star in the film. Then, there was a chance to get Russell Crowe on board, but nothing really materialized.
Noyce is right now on the Salt trail. The publicity for the Angelina movie has been quite huge now. The director had some confirmation on the project Dirt Music. Russell Crowe is still on board for the project. He has been working on the music for the film for years.
The Playlist has some of the comments from the director on the upcoming project.
“Russell has been preparing for [Dirt Music] for a number of years. He’s written and recorded a number of songs that’ll be in the movie. In fact, he’s going on tour later this year with his band, and people around America will be able to hear a lot of the songs well in advance of the movie coming out.”
It is nice to see that Russell Crowe is still dedicated to the project. But it will really be a hard sell for the people out there. Here is a brief summary of the book.
Set in the dramatic landscape of Western Australia, Dirt Music tells the story of Luther Fox, a broken man who makes his living as an illegal fisherman â€” ashamateur. Before everyone in his family, was killed in a freak rollover, Fox grew melons and counted stars and loved playing his guitar. Now, his life has become a “project of forgetting.” Not until he meets Georgie Jutland, the wife of White Point’s most prosperous fisherman, does Fox begin to dream again and hear the dirt music â€” “anything you can play on a veranda or porch,” he tells Georgie, “without electricity.”
Russell Crowe will next be seen in the Paul Haggis film called The Next Three Days. It will be releasing on November 19 th 2010. So it will be all up to Noyce to get this project rolling.