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Big B may star in Ridley Scott's next

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Tuesday, July 03, 2007
Reports are that Amitabh Bachchan may star in Ridley Scott's next film that will have Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe as his co-stars. According to Amitabh Bachchan, he received an email from Scott's office last week to star in Scott's ambitious 'Body Of Lies', a thriller with an Al-Qaeda plot. William Monahan, who also wrote The Departed, has written the film."Ridley Scott wants me to play a part of the Jordanian in the film. I've asked for more details. I need to see the script before I take a call. Let's be realistic. Who will notice me when DiCaprio and Crowe are in the same film," Bachchan joked.

The buzz is that Scott is really keen to direct Bachchan. The two first met in 2003 at the Marrakech Film Festival in Rabat, Morocco where Scott offered Bachchan a role in the 2005 spectacle Kingdom Of Heaven.

Though Bachchan didn't do that part, things look brighter this time round. Body Of Lies has Crowe playing a CIA boss who teams up with DiCaprio as an operative trying to trap an Al Qaeda leader.

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