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Stephan James, Russell Crowe to star in 'American Son' film

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Stephan James is set to star in the thriller "American Son." File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | <a href="/News_Photos/lp/9feb1e7f6a96fdddbb5bf0cd15295187/" target="_blank">License Photo</a>
Stephan James is set to star in the thriller "American Son." File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Homecoming and If Beale Street Could Talk actor Stephan James is set to co-star with Unhinged and Gladiator icon Russell Crowe in American Son, a thriller based on the 2009 French film A Prophet.

"Canada Boy. American Son. @ParamountPics," James tweeted Friday, along with a link to a report about his casting in the project.

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Blue Story filmmaker Andrew "Rapman" Onwubolu is to direct the film about a gangster who creates his own crime syndicate and tried to take down his former boss.

Mystic River and Shutter Island novelist Dennis Lehane penned the screenplay.

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