It was hard to ascertain exactly what Ridley Scott’s new movie Body of Lies was about from the first trailer.? It was cut to look more like an old Tony Scott flick, well before Tony Scott slid off the deep end into techno-saturated-craziness of Man on Fire and Domino.
What we could figure out was that Russell Crowe was a C.I.A. handler and Leonardo DiCaprio was his agent on the ground running ops in the Middle East.? This second trailer gives a better idea of what we can expect.
Plot:A former journalist turned CIA operative, Roger Ferris (DiCaprio), uncovers a lead on a major terrorist leader suspected to be operating out of Jordan. When Ferris devises a plan to infiltrate his network, he must first win the backing of cunning CIA veteran Ed Hoffman (Crowe) and the collegial, but perhaps suspect, head of Jordanian intelligence. Although ostensibly his allies, Ferris questions how far he can really trust these men without putting his entire operation–and his life–on the line.
Body of Lies hits theaters on Oct. 12.