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Ejiofor An American Gangster

Published August 22, 2006 in Casting Update
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of WireImage.
Chiwetel Ejiofor Chiwetel Ejiofor
All the Browncoats out there recognize Chiwetel Ejiofor as the skilled, deadly and yet compromising assassin from Joss Whedon's Serenity. Chiwetel is hoping to be recognized again but this time as a gangster.

Ejiofor, Common, TI, RZA for American Gangster

According to Variety, Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment have picked up a collection of gangsters in Chiwetel Ejifor and rappers Common, TI and RZA for the upcoming film American Gangster directed by Ridley Scott.

Ted Levine, John Ortiz and Yul Vazquez have also been set to round out a cast topped by Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe.

Ridley Scott will also produce along with Brian Grazer.

The Steve Zaillian-scripted drama revolves around the empire of Harlem drug kingpin Frank Lucas, which involved smuggling heroin in the bodybags of U.S. soldiers killed in Vietnam.

Besides Serenity, Chiwetel Ejiofor can be seen in films such as Amistad, Love Actually, Dirty Pretty Things, Melinda and Melinda, Four Brothers and
Inside Man.

Stay tuned for updates.

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