Crowe plays Richie Roberts in the biographical crime drama, American Gangster. Roberts leads a narcotics task force to that is assigned to take down heroin drug dealer Frank Lucas. Lucas, who is the largest importer of the drug in Harlem, will do what it takes to keep his business running. Co-starring Denzel Washington, Josh Brolin, and Carla Gugino. On working with producer Bryan Grazer:
This is my third movie with Bryan… when he called me about this… the line that he used was, ‘his storytelling instincts were on fire,’ and he just knew this was a movie that should be made.