Here’s the official plot synopsis of In Sand and Blood, the upcoming action adventure drama movie directed by Saul Dibb based on a script by Ronan Bennett and Daniel Dale and starring Russell Crowe:
“The film is based on the epic true story of Captain James Riley (Russell Crowe) and the crew of the United States merchant ship Commerce, who after being shipwrecked off the coast near the Eastern Sahara in 1815 were captured and sold into slavery by ruthless Bedouin traders. Against all odds, the crew battled heat, thirst, hunger and ceaseless attacks by warring tribes to navigate a 1,000 mile trek through the inhospitable desert to win their freedom. The film is based on Riley’s stirring memoir, which gripped a nation, became a best seller, and which President Lincoln cited as one of the most influential texts that inspired him.”
Russell Crowe and his crew went to Morocco for location scouting and he shared this picture:
Here’s a picture of the real-life Captain James Riley:
There’s no official release date yet.
Stay tuned with us for more details about the movie In Sand and Blood!