Wed, 16 Oct 2013 08:00:00 GMT | By PTI

Russell Crowe lands 'Fathers and Daughters' role

Filmmaker Gabriele Muccino talks about upcoming film 'Fathers and Daughters' and actor Russell Crowe.

Russell Crowe lands 'Fathers and Daughters' role (© Getty Images)

London: Russell Crowe will play a novelist stricken by mental illness in forthcoming movie 'Fathers and Daughters'.

The 'Man of Steel' actor will portray a novelist struggling to raise his five-year-old daughter in New York, with the story also focusing on the girl's life in the present day, as a 30-year-old Manhattan woman battling the effects of her troubled upbringing.

"This is a performance-driven movie, and therefore I couldn't ask for a better actor than Russell to deliver this intensely emotional drama.

"It's edgy, heart-wrenching, and uplifting at the same time. To me, it feels like a classic American movie that recalls the great character dramas of the '70s," said director Gabriele Muccino.

The role of the daughter has not yet been cast.

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