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Los Angeles, CA: "American Gangster" to be Screened at ArcLight Hollywood on 10/29/2007

Posted on Thursday, October 25th, 2007 3:26 PM

Universal Pictures has announced that the industry screening for the upcoming drama "American Gangster," starring Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe, will be held Monday, October 29, 2007 at the ArcLight Hollywood in Los Angeles, California.

The press will arrive at 5:30pm, with celebrities arriving at 6:30pm, and the screening begins at 7:30pm.

Scheduled to appear at the event are cast members Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Ted Levine, Lymari Nadal, Jon Polito, KaDee Strickland, composer Marc Streitenfeld, songwriter Diane Warren, and other celebrities.

"American Gangster" is based on the life of drug-kingpin-turned-informant, Frank Lucas, who grew up in segregated North Carolina where he eventually made his way to Harlem and became a heroin kingpin by traveling to Asia's Golden Triangle to make connections; shipping heroin back to the US in the coffins of soldiers killed in Vietnam. Lucas was shadowed by a lawman who finally helped bring the kingpin to justice, and the two then worked together to expose the crooked cops and foreign nationals who made importing heroin so easy.

Opening in theaters on Friday, November 2, 2007, it was recently voted the fourth most anticipated upcoming movie. Check out the Information Page for the movie for more details.

Source: Universal Pictures Press Release

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