"American Gangster" Loading Up an Explosive Cast

by | August 22, 2006 | Comments

I was already intrigued when I heard ‘Ridley Scott, Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Steve Zaillian,’ but Universal just keeps throwing more actors into the mix. Well, actors and rappers.

From Variety: "Chiwetel Ejiofor and the rappers Common, TI and RZA have been set for "American Gangster," the Ridley Scott-directed drama for Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment. Ted Levine, John Ortiz and Yul Vazquez have also been set to round out a cast topped by Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe.

The Steve Zaillian-scripted drama revolves around the empire of Harlem drug kingpin Frank Lucas, which involved smuggling heroin in the bodybags of U.S. soldiers killed in Vietnam."

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