The British actor announced on Thursday [Aug 1] that he will make his feature film directorial debut on Sound The Crossing.

Set in Louisiana, Sound The Crossing is about a wisecracking rookie soldier who discovers the pain of deceit through his own actions.

Rich DeBaun’s wrote the screenplay and Chris Johnson and Winship Cook will produce.

“I look forward to immersing myself in the Cajun culture, which is at the heart of the film, to create a true and honest reflection of the events on which the story is based,” said Hill, whose acting credits include The Lord Of The Rings, Titanic and Shirley Valentine.