Denzel and T.I. To Star In American Gangster
Atlanta rapper T.I. will be starring along side Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe in a new movie titled “American Gangster”. T.I. will be the nephew of Frank Lucas played by Denzel Washington whereas Russell Crowe plays Detective Richie Roberts. Rapper Common also plays a unknown role in the film.
The film is about a drug kingpin in the 1970′s who smuggles heroin into Harlem by hiding the stash inside the coffins of American soldiers returning from Vietnam.
“Right now I’m learning everything I can about my character. I’m just there to soak things up,” T.I. said in a statement. “There’s a bunch of Academy Award-winners on this cast and I’m just there to learn. I’m in school.”
The movie was written by Steven Zaillian and is directed by Ridley Scott and will be released in 2007.