First Look: American Gangster with Denzel and Crowe

April 20, 2007

The first official photo for the upcoming movie American Gangster, courtest of, features the two major stars Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe. The film is directed by Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner, Gladiator) and is about a drug lord in Harlem who smuggles heroin in by hiding it inside the coffins of American soldiers returning from Vietnam.

Denzel plays the drug smuggler Frank Lucas and Crowe plays Detective Richie Roberts.

American Gangster

The film is set in Harlmen in the 1970's and is going to be pretty elaborate with its period references, given Ridley Scott's involvement. I'm looking forward to this one quite a bit as a strong frontrunner this Holiday season. It's good to know that they've already set up some really good films for the winter, as it does get very cold in Colorado and there's no better place to be than inside a dark movie theater watching great movies.

American Gangster is currently set for release on November 2nd up against Jerry Seinfeld's Bee Movie.

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Thankfully Denzel Washington won't be playing the detective, which I figured he would since he plays practically the same part every single movie he does. Ridley Scott is great though so i'm sure it will be a very good movie.

Nick on Apr 20, 2007


Although this photo has appeared a couple of months ago in other websites and movie mags, it's always great to see it re-appear anywhere else. GOSH! After 3:10 to Yuma, now this cool thing with Denzel Washington? Russell, you've made my day!! No, no... you've made my year! Wooohooo! Keep it coming, Rusty. This movie sounds cool all over the place. October and November would be months of feast for me and all Crowe / Denzel fans. Yessss!!! I've read and heard so many great things about this movie. When it shows in the nearest theater, I'll be the first in line.

Francisca Susi on Apr 21, 2007


I have seen some photos of this movie a couple months ago and still looks good. I am a big fun of Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe. It seems like 2007 is going to be a bounce back year for both Crowe and Washington. These two actors are magnetic and powerful every time they step on the screen. Even Cuba Gooding Jr. is in the movie and he can resurrect his career. I can't wait until this movie hits theaters. I will be one of the first people in line.

Edward Lawson on May 8, 2007 on May 8, 2007


This is going to be a good movie, i should knoe frank Lucas is my uncle. so i been on set and everything

Nigee on May 22, 2007


It will be a great movie. Mr.Lucas is a cool person.

Jassy on May 30, 2007


I hope you attached all of right well kissengers plane and the well as smalls paradise ,.regency hotel was not big deal..nickys role should have been played by ving rhames..Cuba is too polished ( not raw) ..

sparkie martin on Jun 1, 2007


This movie should be great. I've known Frank and his hold faimly ever since I was a very young girl. He comes from a wonderful family. Frank has seen and done things that only others can dream of, so I know this will be a excellent movie. Denzel Washington is a wonderful actor, so I know he will do a great job playing Frank. Can't wait to see it. Carol Thomas on June 3, 2007

Carol Thomas on Jun 3, 2007


I am atremendous fan of Denzel since his days on Thrusdaynight TV on NBC's SSt. Elsewhere" as Dr. Phillip Chandler, along with Alfrie Woodard. They both were/are intelligent and sexy! This movie should take Denzel to another level as well as Russell and Ridley. They always bring the real life aspects of what encompasses a real man in a larger than life way. Hopefully, this will make up for the cartoonish portrayl of a thug/rouge cop(Is there a difference?)in "Training Day" and the totally embarrassing and uterly disappointing "Crusaders" by Ridley. Russell and Denzel simply exude testosterone and sensuality. This female "Gangsta Lover" can't wait!

Noir Mobgirl-Gloria Asbury-Covington on Jul 7, 2007


looking forward to seeing this movie the lucas's are good people!

lawan mckie on Jul 11, 2007

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