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Crowe to set sail in MASTER AND COMMANDER

GLADIATOR actor to star in Patrick O'Brian adaptation

By Christopher Allan Smith     January 17, 2002
Source: Variety


Russell Crowe in GLADIATOR.
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It seems Russell Crowe has found his next star vehicle. The GLADIATOR and A BEAUTIFUL MIND star has signed to play author Patrick O'Brian's famous Royal Navy Capt. Jack Aubrey for director Peter Weir in MASTER AND COMMANDER.


According to Variety Weir, of TRUMAN SHOW fame, is gearing up now for the period picture shoot, which revolves around a sea wars between Britain, France and pirates, with Crowe commanding a ship for Britain.


No word on a release date yet.

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