Over the weekend, I was reading the New York Times online. Most of my reading is spent in the Movies section to catch up on upcoming films that I might want to see. One of the upcoming movies I read about is "American Gangster", due out some time in 2007. Directed by Ridley Scott, it stars Russell Crowe and Denzel Washington.
Scott and Crowe previously collaborated on "Gladiator", the film that earned Crowe his first Oscar. Scott directs Crowe in the soon to be released "A Good Year". You'll have to go back to 1995 to find Washington and Crowe previously appeared together in "Virtuosity". At that time, Crowe was relatively unknown except in his home country of Australia.
In "Virtuosity", Crowe played the bad guy, Washington the good guy/cop. Roles will be reversed in "American Gangster". Washington, no slouch to acting either, has 2 Oscars. Got all the makings for a blockbuster film. We'll have to wait and see.