Russell Crowe to direct star-studded thriller Poker Face

Russell Crowe to direct star-studded thriller Poker Face
Russell Crowe to direct star-studded thriller Poker Face
Russell Crowe to direct star-studded thriller Poker Face - which will film in Sydney under strict COVID-safe guidelines

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Russell Crowe has been upgraded to director of the upcoming psychological thriller Poker Face.

He was previously just an actor in the project, but will now take over from Gary Fleder as director according to Variety.

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It's believed that the change is due to Australia's coronavirus restrictions, which would make it difficult for American Fleder to arrive Down Under.

Promotion! Russell Crowe has been upgraded to director of the upcoming psychological thriller Poker Face

Promotion! Russell Crowe has been upgraded to director of the upcoming psychological thriller Poker Face

Poker Face will now film on location in Sydney's Fox Studios under strict Covid-safe guidelines.  

Crowe, who is close friends with Chris Hemsworth, has kept his casting choices close to home, adding Chris' wife Elsa Pataky and his younger brother Liam Hemsworth to the film's cast. 

According to Confidential, 'both the youngest Hemsworth and Pataky have quietly been added to the cast of the flick with Crowe.'  

Pals: Crowe reportedly added Liam Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky to the cast of the thriller

Pals: Crowe reportedly added Liam Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky to the cast of the thriller

Crowe has already has picked out several iconic locations for the film's set pieces, according to the Daily Telegraph.

At the time, the publication reported that one of the movie's sequences will feature a high speed car chase inside the Harbour Tunnel.  

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Also being showcased in the film will be the $140 million penthouse atop James Packer's Crown Residences and 'a sprawling Point Piper mansion overlooking Sydney Harbour'.

Cast: According to Confidential, 'both the youngest Hemsworth and Pataky have quietly been added to the cast of the flick with Crowe.' Liam Hemsworth is pictured

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