There is a cool-looking new film scheduled for release this November titled American Gangster. It stars Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, and Cuba Gooding, Jr. It is directed by Ridley Scott. The description on Yahoo! Movies reads, in part:
Based on the life of drug-kingpin-turned-informant, Frank Lucas, who grew up in segregated North Carolina where he watched as his cousin was shot by the Klan for looking at a white girl. He eventually made his way to Harlem where he became a heroin kingpin by traveling to Asia's Golden Triangle to make connections, shipping heroin back to the US in the coffins of soldiers killed in Vietnam.
The trailer makes it look great. Hopefully it is.
To visit the Yahoo! Movies page for American Gangster click Here.