Russell Crowe is looking for a new job description. The New Zealand actor -- who has been saddled lately with a spate of unmemorable films ('State of Play,' 'The Next Three Days,' 'Robin Hood') has his eyes on the director's chair and may choose as his first outing an adaptation of James Ellroy's '77' that links two stories: the nationally televised shootout in South Central L.A. between the LAPD and the Symbionese Liberation Army (who kidnapped Patty Hearst) and the unsolved murder of an LAPD officer. According to Deadline, Crowe has wanted to branch out into directing for years and though he was attached to several projects, they have all fallen through. He's keeping his fingers crossed on this one.

Two stars from AMC's 'The Killing' have landed big-screen roles. Mireille Enos, who plays a detective in the series, has landed the role of Brad Pitt's wife in 'World War Z,' Paramount's adaptation of Max Brooks' novel that takes place 10 years after a global zombie epidemic. Marc Forster is directing the film, which is scheduled to begin shooting in June in London, Malta and other locales around the world. Meanwhile, 'The Killing's' Joel Kinnaman is joining the Universal thriller 'Safe House,' starring Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds. The film follows the only surviving agent of an attack on a CIA safe house (Reynolds) as he tries to transport a lethal prisoner (Washington) to a second destination before being taken out by violent forces that want them both dead. Kinnaman will play the operator of a second safe house. The film, shooting in South Africa, also co-stars Tim McGraw, Ruben Blades, Vera Farmiga and Brendan Gleeson.
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