Plot & Details
Fresh off of their success with director Martin Scorsese's The Departed, star Leonardo DiCaprio and screenwriter William Monahan team with director Ridley Scott for this screen adaptation of David Ignatius' novel Body of Lies. When CIA operative Roger Ferris (DiCaprio) uncovers evidence indicating that a major terrorist leader may be operating out of Jordan, he enlists the aid of CIA veteran Ed Hoffman (Russell Crowe) in infiltrating the elusive saboteur's vast underground network. During the course of his dangerous mission, Ferris gradually comes to question how much he can trust his presumed allies -- who include not just Hoffman, but the outwardly helpful head of Jordanian intelligence as well.
- MPAA Rating: R
- Genre(s): Crime and Mystery
- Run Time: 128min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 10/10/2008
- DVD Release Date: 02/17/2009
- Distributor(s): Warner Bros.
- Director(s): Ridley Scott
- Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio , Russell Crowe , Mark Strong , Golshifteh Farahani , Oscar Isaac
- Themes: Terrorism,Traitorous Spies/Double Agents,Obsessive Quests,Schemes and Ruses
- Tone: Forceful,Tense
- Keywords: CIA (Central-Intelligence-Agency), espionage, terrorism, undercover
- Country of Origin: USA (10-10-2008)
- Language: English