Movie Spotlight: ‘Body of Lies'
Roger Ferris (Leonardo DiCaprio), one of the CIA's soldiers in the war on terrorism, is assigned an intense espionage mission to infiltrate the cell of a master terrorist (Alon Aboutboul). In order to get inside his network, Ferris hatches a dangerous and elaborate operation to flush him out into the open … and right into the hands of the CIA. Before setting his plan in motion, Ferris must win the backing of a cynical CIA veteran, Ed Hoffman (Russell Crowe), and a wily, but suspect, Jordanian intelligence officer, Hani Salaam (Mark Strong). Although the two men appear to be his allies, Ferris questions if he can trust them or if they are putting his entire operation -- and his life -- in danger. (WATCH)
Body of Lies stars Oscar nominee Leonardo DiCaprio (Blood Diamond, The Aviator, The Departed), Oscar winner Russell Crowe (Gladiator, A Beautiful Mind), Mark Strong (Stardust), Carice van Houten (Black Book), Michael Gaston (TV's Jericho), Ben Youcef (Munich), Ali Suliman (The Kingdom), Vince Colosimo (Walking on Water) and Lubna Azabal (Paradise Now).
Body of Lies is directed by Academy Award nominee Ridley Scott (Black Hawk Down, Gladiator) from a screenplay by Oscar winner William Monahan (The Departed) based on the novel by former Washington Post columnist David Ignatius. Donald DeLine (The Italian Job) and Ridley Scott are the producers, with Michael Costigan (American Gangster, Brokeback Mountain) and Charles "J.D." Schlissel (Matchstick Men, The Prestige) serving as executive producers.
The behind-the-scenes creative team is led by cinematographer Alexander Witt (American Gangster), Oscar-nominated production designer Arthur Max (American Gangster, Gladiator) Oscar-winning editor Pietro Scalia (Black Hawk Down), and Oscar-winning costume designer Albert Wolsky (Bugsy). Marc Streitenfeld (Kingdom of Heaven) composed the score.
Opening nationwide on Oct. 10, Body of Lies will be distributed by Warner Bros Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. The film has been rated R by the MPAA for "strong violence, including some torture and language throughout."