Sleeping Dogs cast Russell Crowe in Adam Cooper’s directorial debut

gladiator Fans will be pleased to know Russell Crowe was cast in a new movie. Variety has reported that Crowe has signed on to star in an upcoming crime thriller. sleeping dogswhere he will play a retired detective re-investigating an old case to find out the truth before it’s too late.

sleeping dogs based on EO Chirovici‘s 2017 novel The Book of Mirrors. The film follows Crowe as Roy Freeman, a retired homicide detective who “undergoes cutting-edge Alzheimer’s treatment.” When a death row inmate Freeman helped incarcerate begins to plead innocent, Freeman begins to re-examine the circumstances of the case. With the help of his elderly parents, Freeman must fight to get his memories back and uncover the truth once and for all.


Crowe is an award-winning actor with a wide-ranging career. He made everything from historical epics like gladiator to musicals like Les Miserables to dramas like A beautiful spirit. sleeping dogs Nor will this be the actor’s first foray into the crime genre, having starred in critically acclaimed crime films such as The nice boys and LA confidential. Crowe is next seen in the upcoming dramedy The biggest beer run of all timeHorror movie The Pope’s Exorcistand thrillers poker face.

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sleeping dogs will be the directorial debut of Adam Cooperwho co-wrote the screenplay with his longtime writing partner bill collage. Cooper and Collage have long careers as writers and have written action films like Assassin’s Creedbiblical epics like Ridley Scott‘s Exodus: Gods and Kingscomedy like Acceptedand even the classic film Olsen Twins New York minute. About the casting of Crowe, Cooper issued a statement saying:

“Our memory of the past gives us context for who we are. A character who lacks that ability has a very complex kind of humanity—and there’s no one better at embodying complex characters than Russell Crowe.”

Cooper and Collage will produce sleeping dogs Next Markus Fasan and Pouya Shabazian for New Leaf literature. The film’s executive producers include Matthew Goldberg, Cliff Roberts, Ariane Fraser, Delphine Perrierand Ford Corbett.

filming on sleeping dogs scheduled to begin in January 2023. Stay tuned for future updates on this project and read the official synopsis below:

Crowe plays Roy Freeman, who is undergoing state-of-the-art Alzheimer’s treatment. He is forced to deal with the fallout of an investigation into his past life after a death row inmate Freeman arrested 10 years earlier begins to plead his innocence. Intrigued and struggling to regain his memory, Freeman enlists his former partner to help him revive the case and uncover the truth. Together, they set off to unravel a tangled web of mysteries, leading Freeman to make some terrifying discoveries.

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