He has to be his favorite actor. They did Gladiator and A Good Year, the upcoming American Gangster, and movie #4 is:
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Russell Crowe will join Leonardo DiCaprio in “Body of Lies,” the William Monahan-scripted adaptation of the David Ignatius novel that Ridley Scott will direct for Warner Bros.
Donald De Line and Scott are producing; pic shoots in the fall.
Crowe will play Ed Hoffman, the manipulative CIA boss who teams with operative Roger Ferris (DiCaprio) to trap a dangerous Al Qaeda leader by planting a false rumor that the bomber is in cahoots with the Americans.
Crowe has been courted to play the CIA boss since DiCaprio signed on in April. He’s awaiting a polish by “American Gangster” scribe Steve Zaillian before formally committing."
And according to imdb they will do a Robin Hood movie after Body of Lies, for a 2009 release.
Too bad for fans of Ridley Scott who don’t like Russell