Ridley Scott’s war on terror


In the 30-plus years Ridley Scott has been making films, he's covered all manner of subjects, from fencing to replicants, the Crusades to the drug trade. In his new film "Body of Lies," Scott examines the role of the CIA in the war on terrorism.

The movie stars some of Hollywood's biggest names. Leonardo DiCaprio plays a talented young agent with a strong moral code and a thing for a traditional Muslim woman; Russell Crowe is his take-no-prisoners boss who gives top-secret commands from his cellphone while toting his children around suburbia.

Adapted from a bestselling novel by David Ignatius, the spy thriller addresses the complexities of covert US operations in the Middle East and is replete with hyper-real torture scenes.

We caught up with Scott in Los Angeles just before the film's release.



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