Both run a little above half a minute yet the one centers more on Denzel Washington's Frank Lucas while the other give bigger portion to Russell Crowe's Richie Roberts
The promotional campaign for "American Gangster" has extended to the small screen. Two new TV spots for the action crime drama have smoothly been brought up and now are available for moviegoers to check out on the net also.
Both posted on iKlipz by TheMovieBox.net, the first TV spot seems to mostly center on Denzel Washington's character Frank Lucas while the second one gives more shots of Russell Crowe as Detective Richie Roberts, who attempts to bring down Lucas.
Opening on November 2, 2007 under Universal Pictures banner, "Gangster" is directed by three-time Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Ridley Scott based on a New York magazine story by Mark Jacobson titled "The Return of Superfly" about the rise and fall of the 1970s heroin kingpin Frank Lucas. In preparation for their roles, Washington acquired Lucas' Southern accent while Crowe practiced to match Roberts' manner of speaking and body language.