Russell Crowe Spreads Lies

Russell Crowe is in negotiations to reteam with his “The Quick and the Dead” co-star Leonardo DiCaprio in Ridley Scott’s spy thriller “Body of Lies” for Warner Bros. Pictures.

An adaptation of Washington Post columnist David Ignatius’ novel, it centers on idealistic CIA agent Roger Ferris (DiCaprio), newly stationed in Jordan, who develops an intricate scheme to sow seeds of suspicion among the terrorists he is hunting.

However, the plan puts his life in turmoil and threatens his relationship with the head of Jordanian intelligence. Crowe will play DiCaprio’s manipulative boss Ed Hoffman if he approves of a new script polish being done by Steve Zaillian.

William Monahan wrote the adaptation, previously known as “Penetration,” and a late-summer start date is being targeted.