Crowe & Di Caprio to Team up for Ridley Scott's "Body of Lies"

Man, Ridley Scott and Russell Crowe must really like working together...

First they did "Gladiator" together, and then "A Good Year." Later this year comes "American Gangster" and eventually we'll get "Nottingham," too. If that's not enough Ridley Scott / Russell Crowe collaborations for you, get ready to enjoy "Body of Lies," a political thriller that'll bring Crowe and Leonardo Di Caprio together for the first time since ... "The Quick and the Dead"!

Based on the book by Donald Ignatius and adapted by Oscar-winner William Monahan, "Body of Lies" will be about a pair of CIA agents who frame a terrorist leader by planting false rumors about his connection to American agencies. And yes, the term 'Al Qaeda' is being used in the plot synopsis.

Production of "Body of Lies" gets underway in October.

Source: Variety

Comments

Bigbrother

Big Brother

I think Russell Crowe is inheriting that Bobby DeNiro title of the guy all the other actors want to work with.

Jun 29 - 07:53 AM

bobtom

Hunter Linn

and all the directors want to work with DiCaprio

Jun 29 - 07:55 AM

Bigbrother

Big Brother

Dicaprio and Bale and a few of the other young guns got talent no question there, but for me he's got a little ways to go before he reaches Crowe or Depp level where I know I'm going to enjoy the film just because they're in it. Not saying they can't get there, but I'd like to see a few more films under their belt.

Jun 29 - 08:05 AM

ProducerPaul

Paul Barrett

I don't know, I think I actually prefer either of those two to Crowe. DiCaprio really showed his chops in Blood Diamond and Bale just rocks in anything (although I haven't seen Harsh Times)

Not to mention Bale is much hotter looking that Crowe. :-)

Jun 29 - 11:44 AM

Bigbrother

Big Brother

I think DiCaprio and especially Bale still have that flavor of the month feel about them. I put Depp and Crowe above them because they've shown that they can deliver performances in just about anything every time they go out. Though I guess you could convince me on DiCaprio based on performances in The Departed, Blood Diamond and Gang of NY. Probably deceptive because he's still so young and young looking. Bale still has a ways to go for me. Sure he rocked in Begins and the commitment shown in The Machinist was impressive, but The Prestige? Honestly who didn't realize that was Christian Bale in make-up? questionable, very questionable. For me Bowie as Tesla stole the show in that movie.

Jun 29 - 12:47 PM

randal1013

Randal 1013

bale is flavor of the month? he's born talent. go watch empire of the sun. it came out in 1987 when bale was a 13 year old child actor. then watch all the little animals, then american psycho. bale is already a veteran actor at 33.

dicaprio is rather young looking, but he showed some serious skill in the departed.

Jun 29 - 08:46 PM

Bigbrother

Big Brother

Don't get me wrong not questioning Bale's talent. Just saying how much buzz was there around him before Batman Begins? Before that movie if you'd compared him to Crowe or Depp or even Dicaprio you would have probably been laughed at and people would have said "The guy from Reign of Fire seriously?".. I'd just like to see him perform at this level for a few more films before I elevate him in my estimation to the next level. I actually think he'll get there, but I don't want to fall into that fan-boy trap of screaming Christian Bale should be in everything right now based on his performance in BB.

Jun 30 - 01:23 AM

calcutarain

Nick Sarafis

If you say that ,it means you haven't seen all his movies.Dicaprio is one of the greatest actors ever.Everyone who worked with him confirms that.Even deniro was amazed by his acting when he was only 16.I suggest everyone go and see all his movies.You'll be amazed.It's just the academy trying to create the view that dicaprio now really started to act,so they can justify that he still got no oscar.

Jun 18 - 01:11 PM

Vitamin M

Matthew Haynes

why dosn't anyone want to work with me...sigh

Jun 29 - 07:56 AM

deltascot

daniel kragle

[b]LOL[/b]
Smartass.... That was a good one. lol

Jun 30 - 05:17 PM

Bigbrother

Big Brother

Dicaprio and Bale and a few of the other young guns got talent no question there, but for me he's got a little ways to go before he reaches Crowe or Depp level where I know I'm going to enjoy the film just because they're in it. Not saying they can't get there, but I'd like to see a few more films under their belt.

Jun 29 - 08:05 AM

ProducerPaul

Paul Barrett

I don't know, I think I actually prefer either of those two to Crowe. DiCaprio really showed his chops in Blood Diamond and Bale just rocks in anything (although I haven't seen Harsh Times)

Not to mention Bale is much hotter looking that Crowe. :-)

Jun 29 - 11:44 AM

Bigbrother

Big Brother

I think DiCaprio and especially Bale still have that flavor of the month feel about them. I put Depp and Crowe above them because they've shown that they can deliver performances in just about anything every time they go out. Though I guess you could convince me on DiCaprio based on performances in The Departed, Blood Diamond and Gang of NY. Probably deceptive because he's still so young and young looking. Bale still has a ways to go for me. Sure he rocked in Begins and the commitment shown in The Machinist was impressive, but The Prestige? Honestly who didn't realize that was Christian Bale in make-up? questionable, very questionable. For me Bowie as Tesla stole the show in that movie.

Jun 29 - 12:47 PM

randal1013

Randal 1013

bale is flavor of the month? he's born talent. go watch empire of the sun. it came out in 1987 when bale was a 13 year old child actor. then watch all the little animals, then american psycho. bale is already a veteran actor at 33.

dicaprio is rather young looking, but he showed some serious skill in the departed.

Jun 29 - 08:46 PM

Bigbrother

Big Brother

Don't get me wrong not questioning Bale's talent. Just saying how much buzz was there around him before Batman Begins? Before that movie if you'd compared him to Crowe or Depp or even Dicaprio you would have probably been laughed at and people would have said "The guy from Reign of Fire seriously?".. I'd just like to see him perform at this level for a few more films before I elevate him in my estimation to the next level. I actually think he'll get there, but I don't want to fall into that fan-boy trap of screaming Christian Bale should be in everything right now based on his performance in BB.

Jun 30 - 01:23 AM

calcutarain

Nick Sarafis

If you say that ,it means you haven't seen all his movies.Dicaprio is one of the greatest actors ever.Everyone who worked with him confirms that.Even deniro was amazed by his acting when he was only 16.I suggest everyone go and see all his movies.You'll be amazed.It's just the academy trying to create the view that dicaprio now really started to act,so they can justify that he still got no oscar.

Jun 18 - 01:11 PM

skasforfags

Andy Grant

I have a man-crush on Leo so anything news involving him is good news.

Jun 29 - 08:42 AM

FILMCZY

First Last

Is this a remake of that Madonna movie with the hot wax and stuff...???

Jun 29 - 08:46 AM

ProducerPaul

Paul Barrett

I don't know, I think I actually prefer either of those two to Crowe. DiCaprio really showed his chops in Blood Diamond and Bale just rocks in anything (although I haven't seen Harsh Times)

Not to mention Bale is much hotter looking that Crowe. :-)

Jun 29 - 11:44 AM

Bigbrother

Big Brother

I think DiCaprio and especially Bale still have that flavor of the month feel about them. I put Depp and Crowe above them because they've shown that they can deliver performances in just about anything every time they go out. Though I guess you could convince me on DiCaprio based on performances in The Departed, Blood Diamond and Gang of NY. Probably deceptive because he's still so young and young looking. Bale still has a ways to go for me. Sure he rocked in Begins and the commitment shown in The Machinist was impressive, but The Prestige? Honestly who didn't realize that was Christian Bale in make-up? questionable, very questionable. For me Bowie as Tesla stole the show in that movie.

Jun 29 - 12:47 PM

randal1013

Randal 1013

bale is flavor of the month? he's born talent. go watch empire of the sun. it came out in 1987 when bale was a 13 year old child actor. then watch all the little animals, then american psycho. bale is already a veteran actor at 33.

dicaprio is rather young looking, but he showed some serious skill in the departed.

Jun 29 - 08:46 PM

Bigbrother

Big Brother

Don't get me wrong not questioning Bale's talent. Just saying how much buzz was there around him before Batman Begins? Before that movie if you'd compared him to Crowe or Depp or even Dicaprio you would have probably been laughed at and people would have said "The guy from Reign of Fire seriously?".. I'd just like to see him perform at this level for a few more films before I elevate him in my estimation to the next level. I actually think he'll get there, but I don't want to fall into that fan-boy trap of screaming Christian Bale should be in everything right now based on his performance in BB.

Jun 30 - 01:23 AM

thetruebastard

bart barker

Crowe's performances in L.A. Confidential and The Insider destroy anything Leo has ever done, despite the fact that Leo is getting better.

Jun 29 - 11:56 AM

The Lord Slash

Lord Slash

sure... i'd like to see crowe tackle the role of the aviator

Jun 29 - 12:40 PM

thetruebastard

bart barker

Crowe would get a lot closer to being a believable Howard Hughes than Leo trying to be a tough, take-no-shit cop or a white-haired paranoid intellectual.

Also, don't forget Bale's masterful and unique performance in American Psycho. I think his dedication to his roles puts him above Leo. I've never seen anyone lose as much weight as he did for The Machinist. He's like a modern Robert De Niro or Marlon Brando.

Jun 29 - 01:07 PM

TitusCosminus

Cosmin Iacoban

[b]I think....[/b]
that Russelle Crowe has something more to offer than meets the eye to Mr. Ridley Scott if you guys get what I mean. Mr. R. Scott although you might think otherwise, having daydreams about australian actors is not normal...

Jun 29 - 12:28 PM

TitusCosminus

Cosmin Iacoban

[b]I think....[/b]
that Russelle Crowe has something more to offer than meets the eye to Mr. Ridley Scott if you guys get what I mean. Mr. R. Scott although you might think otherwise, having daydreams about australian actors is not normal...

Jun 29 - 12:28 PM

The Lord Slash

Lord Slash

sure... i'd like to see crowe tackle the role of the aviator

Jun 29 - 12:40 PM

thetruebastard

bart barker

Crowe would get a lot closer to being a believable Howard Hughes than Leo trying to be a tough, take-no-shit cop or a white-haired paranoid intellectual.

Also, don't forget Bale's masterful and unique performance in American Psycho. I think his dedication to his roles puts him above Leo. I've never seen anyone lose as much weight as he did for The Machinist. He's like a modern Robert De Niro or Marlon Brando.

Jun 29 - 01:07 PM

Bigbrother

Big Brother

I think DiCaprio and especially Bale still have that flavor of the month feel about them. I put Depp and Crowe above them because they've shown that they can deliver performances in just about anything every time they go out. Though I guess you could convince me on DiCaprio based on performances in The Departed, Blood Diamond and Gang of NY. Probably deceptive because he's still so young and young looking. Bale still has a ways to go for me. Sure he rocked in Begins and the commitment shown in The Machinist was impressive, but The Prestige? Honestly who didn't realize that was Christian Bale in make-up? questionable, very questionable. For me Bowie as Tesla stole the show in that movie.

Jun 29 - 12:47 PM

randal1013

Randal 1013

bale is flavor of the month? he's born talent. go watch empire of the sun. it came out in 1987 when bale was a 13 year old child actor. then watch all the little animals, then american psycho. bale is already a veteran actor at 33.

dicaprio is rather young looking, but he showed some serious skill in the departed.

Jun 29 - 08:46 PM

Bigbrother

Big Brother

Don't get me wrong not questioning Bale's talent. Just saying how much buzz was there around him before Batman Begins? Before that movie if you'd compared him to Crowe or Depp or even Dicaprio you would have probably been laughed at and people would have said "The guy from Reign of Fire seriously?".. I'd just like to see him perform at this level for a few more films before I elevate him in my estimation to the next level. I actually think he'll get there, but I don't want to fall into that fan-boy trap of screaming Christian Bale should be in everything right now based on his performance in BB.

Jun 30 - 01:23 AM

thetruebastard

bart barker

Crowe would get a lot closer to being a believable Howard Hughes than Leo trying to be a tough, take-no-shit cop or a white-haired paranoid intellectual.

Also, don't forget Bale's masterful and unique performance in American Psycho. I think his dedication to his roles puts him above Leo. I've never seen anyone lose as much weight as he did for The Machinist. He's like a modern Robert De Niro or Marlon Brando.

Jun 29 - 01:07 PM

Metafact

Jane Holt

Every director loves working with certain actors. There's:

Tim Burton and Johnny Depp

Spike Lee and Denzel Washington

The Coen Brothers and John Turturro

Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio...and Robert DeNiro before him.

Sofia Coppola and Kirsten Dunst

Steven Soderbergh and George Clooney

Pedro Almodóvar and Penélope Cruz

So Ridley Scott having a preference for Russel Crowe seems natural in Hollywood.

Jun 29 - 03:30 PM

The Great One

A Z

You forgot Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale..The Dark Knight will make three films between them...you could even throw Michael Caine in for kicks

Jun 29 - 04:33 PM

TheAnswerMVP2001

Snipes .

Any new news on new Russell Crowe films is always welcome!

Jun 29 - 05:40 PM

randal1013

Randal 1013

bale is flavor of the month? he's born talent. go watch empire of the sun. it came out in 1987 when bale was a 13 year old child actor. then watch all the little animals, then american psycho. bale is already a veteran actor at 33.

dicaprio is rather young looking, but he showed some serious skill in the departed.

Jun 29 - 08:46 PM

Bigbrother

Big Brother

Don't get me wrong not questioning Bale's talent. Just saying how much buzz was there around him before Batman Begins? Before that movie if you'd compared him to Crowe or Depp or even Dicaprio you would have probably been laughed at and people would have said "The guy from Reign of Fire seriously?".. I'd just like to see him perform at this level for a few more films before I elevate him in my estimation to the next level. I actually think he'll get there, but I don't want to fall into that fan-boy trap of screaming Christian Bale should be in everything right now based on his performance in BB.

Jun 30 - 01:23 AM

Bigbrother

Big Brother

Don't get me wrong not questioning Bale's talent. Just saying how much buzz was there around him before Batman Begins? Before that movie if you'd compared him to Crowe or Depp or even Dicaprio you would have probably been laughed at and people would have said "The guy from Reign of Fire seriously?".. I'd just like to see him perform at this level for a few more films before I elevate him in my estimation to the next level. I actually think he'll get there, but I don't want to fall into that fan-boy trap of screaming Christian Bale should be in everything right now based on his performance in BB.

Jun 30 - 01:23 AM

Bigbrother

Big Brother

Sorry hit the botton before I was finished...and then have him come out and do some Hugh Jackman-esque rolls where he plays a timetraveling Frenchman or totally masacre's Van Helsing and totally ruin my Bale-buzz.

Jun 30 - 01:25 AM

skasforfags

Andy Grant

He's got that Vietnam movie coming up, we'll see if he's got the chops. He was very good in Harsh Times as well, although the movie was kind of iffy.

Jun 30 - 04:00 PM

skasforfags

Andy Grant

He's got that Vietnam movie coming up, we'll see if he's got the chops. He was very good in Harsh Times as well, although the movie was kind of iffy.

Jun 30 - 04:00 PM

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