Cinematical is running a story borrowed fron an Australian news service story about Russell Crowe and director Michael Corrente hooking up on a film called The Prince of Providence, a biopic of Bubby Cianci, the colorful (read: unethical but charismatic) mayor of Providence, R.I., who was in and out and up and down over a period of 30 years starting in the mid ’70s and is now doing time for racketeering, conspiracy, extortion, witness tampering and mail fraud charges. Naturally Crowe wants to more or less co-direct the film with Corrente (Federal Hill). “When you’re dealing with a star of this magnitude, he brings in a lot of his own ideas,” Corrente told an Aussie reporter.