Russell Crowe: Might play News Corp's Rupert Murdoch
Oscar-winning actor Russell Crowe has been tapped to play Rupert Murdoch in a new film.
Crowe is rumoured to be stepping into the shoes of the News Corporation founder in a new film based on former The Times editor Harold Evans's memoir Good Times, Bad Times, according to the Daily Star.
In the meantime, Colin Firth is reportedly the lead contender for the role of Evans.
This new film will focus on the pair's relationship, specifically Evans's fight with Murdoch over editorial control, Variety reports.
The script will be penned by Leon Lecash, who believes that, the film will begin shooting by the end of the year.
"Recent stories surrounding Rupert Murdoch's companies both here and in America have brought the events of almost 30 years ago back into sharp focus," Lecash said.
"I have always realised the dramatic potential of Good Times, Bad Times," he continued. "Now, as events unfold daily, I realised the time could never be better to bring this story of ultimate justice and spiritual vindication to the screen."
The Gladiator star is expected to begin shooting Darren Aronofsky's Noah in New York next month.