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TRIPOLI

Keanu Reeves, Ben Kingsley

Directed by: Ridley Scott
Written by: William Monahan
Produced by: Mark Gordon, Branko Lustig, Terry Needham, Ridley Scott

US: 00/00/07
UK: 00/TBA/07

Based on William Eaton, a renowned US army officer who is celebrated for his exploits in the Tripolitan War. Captain Eaton was sent to Tunis as consul in 1798. When he returned to the United States in 1804, he had a scheme to win the war against Tripoli by supporting the claimant to the rule of Tripoli, Hamet Karamanli. Somewhat reluctantly, Congress appointed him navy agent to the Barbary States and allowed him to try his plan. In Egypt, Eaton persuaded the claimant to undertake the venture and gathered a mixed army of 400 men, including Greeks, Italians, Arabs, and others. With this small band he set off on the long march overland to take Tripoli from the rear, took the seaport of Derna, and might have taken Tripoli if the Tripolitan War had not ended with a truce (1805) before he arrived.
The Crowester switches ranks from English Navy Captain to US Army Captain - and amazingly it's set in the same year as Master & Commander! To the halls of Tripoli marines. Semper Fei. Russel Crowe has been replaced by Keanu Reeves

MEDIA BUZZ
19 Feb/Reuters: Fox Seeks Partners on Pricey 'Tripoli' Film
1 Sept/SAG Foundation: Conversations with Sir Ben Kingsley

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