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Chiwetel Ejiofor Is A Gangster
Back with Denzel for Ridley's next

22 August 2006  |  Written by   |  Source: Variety

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It’s officially time for film companies to stop drip-feeding casting stories. Fingers... so... very... tired...

Still, another day, another actor announcement for Ridley Scott’s ‘70s drug crime drama American Gangster. We told you yesterday about Carla Gugino and John Hawkes joining up.

Now comes word that Chiwetel Ejiofor will reunite with his old Inside Man mate Denzel Washington to play his brother and fellow drug lord.

Also revealed today were Monk’s Ted Levine, actors John Ortiz and Yul Vazquez, alongside rappers-turned-actors RZA, TI and Common.

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Denzel, Crowe, chiwetel..under Ridley scott, can't see this going wrong. count me in 'cos this going to be brilliant!! More

Posted by mozzy_gal at 20:46 on 11 June 2007 | Report This Post

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nt stuff. Chiwetel Ejiofor seems to have come out of nowhere and proven himself a highly accomplised actor. He joined the cast on Serenity and stole every single fecking scene he was on; just witness the look on his face as his kills Mr. Universe, anger and frustration overcoming the characters usual calmness. A perfect piece of acting. Denzel Washington ain't too bad either. More

Posted by Dave B at 11:57 on 22 August 2006 | Report This Post

Come on Doc, He handled the Yakuza (Japanese gangsters) in Black Rain. More

Posted by Timon at 10:08 on 22 August 2006 | Report This Post

Come on Doc, He handled the Yakuza (Japanese gangsters) in Black Rain. More

Posted by Timon at 09:58 on 22 August 2006 | Report This Post

What an amazing cast. It's interesting to see Scott try gangsters for the first time too. More

Posted by doctorolorinbats1975 at 09:52 on 22 August 2006 | Report This Post

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