On location filming for a new Russell Crowe directed film called the Water Diviner started yesterday in the village of KayaKoy near Fethiye, south west Turkey.

The film is directed by and co-starts Russell Crowe and will also feature stars of the Turkish screen Yilmaz Erdogan and Cem Yilmaz.

Crowe plays an Australian farmer who travels to Istanbul four years after the first world war and savage battle at Gallipoli to discover the fate of his soldier sons.

Once in Turkey he forges a relationship with a beautiful Turkish woman.

The film is the first for Crowe’s Fear of God Film company.

KayaKoy Famous

Filming on location started yesterday in the village of KayaKoy near Fethiye.

The crew have been filming in the ruins of the old Greek Ghost Village that is now a national museum.

Security was tight as Crowe and his crew filmed at the site yesterday with paths into the site closed and extra security guards employed to keep the curious away from the camera.

Around 100 extras from the Fethiye have been employed to appear in the Kayakoy scenes.

However, local businesses are it is reported a bit disappointed because the film set has brought along its own caterers denying the local cafes and shops extra business.