More stars are coming to "American Gangster." Following the recent inclusion of Josh Brolin, Chiwetel Ejiofor, rapper RZA, Ted Levine, John Ortiz, and Yul Vaz have all been gathered in the cast of this dramatic action flick, making it a really star-studded line-up.
A Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment production, "American Gangsters" presents Oscar-nominated director Ridley Scott at helm and Oscar-winning actors Russell Crowe and Denzel Washington on the top billing. Scott is also producing along with Brian Grazer while Steve Zaillian is attached to pen the script.
As for the premise, the movie focuses on the life of drug kingpin-turned-informant Frank Lucas (Washington) who teams up with a lawman named Richie Roberts, played by Crowe, to unveil criminals on the drug circuit.