Actor Russell Crowe is all set to star in thriller "American Son", which is based on French film "A Prophet". Andrew Onwubolu is on board to direct the movie from a screenplay by Dennis Lehane, reports "American Son" is about a man who, after falling under the control of a mobster (to be essayed by Crowe) while in prison, builds a crime syndicate. His aim is to take down his mentor to earn a place for his gang alongside the Italian and Russian mafias. Unhinged Trailer: Russell Crowe’s Road Rage Turns Murderous and Creepy in This Edge-Of-The-Seat Thriller (Watch Video)

Paramount will now be looking for other film's protagonists. "A Prophet", directed by Jacques Audiard, follows an Arab man (played by Tahar Rahim), who is sent to a French prison. In the prison, he becomes a mafia kingpin. "A Prophet" won the grand prix at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. It was also nominated for best foreign-language film at the Oscars in 2010. Blake Lively to Lead Netflix’s Post-Apocalyptic Thriller Film ‘Dark Days at the Magna Carta’

Meanwhile, Crowe will be next seen in "Unhinged". He recently appeared in "True History Of The Kelly Gang" and portrayed Roger Ailes in the limited series "The Loudest Voice".

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