UPI en Espanol

Scott, Crowe to reunite for 'Gangster'

Feb. 14, 2006 at 11:14 PM

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- It looks like Ridley Scott and Russell Crowe will be reunited in the long-delayed "American Gangster," also starring Denzel Washington.

Universal pulled the plug on the 1970s crime drama in 2004 and now either the studio will go ahead with the Brian Grazer-produced drama or let a rival pick it up, Daily Variety reported.

Variety said at least two other studios are circling if Universal decides this week to cut the drama loose.

Grazer developed the drama from a New York magazine article by Mark Jacobson about a Harlem heroin kingpin who smuggled the dope in the coffins of U.S. soldiers returning from Vietnam, Variety said.

Crowe and Scott just completed "A Good Year" and previously teamed up for "Gladiator."

Top Stories
Dustin Diamond found not guilty of felony reckless endangerment for stabbing incident
Bruce Jenner to appear as woman on cover of Vanity Fair magazine
Lindsay Lohan off probation for the first time in seven years
Iggy Azalea cancels concert tour; will still perform at special events
Penny Johnson Jerald tweets her surprise at being ousted from 'Castle'