Tripoli: According to Variety, Keanu Reeves has replaced Russell Crowe in director Ridley Scott's upcoming film Tripoli. However, 20th Century Fox has put the film into turnaround, and now co-financing companies are kicking the tires. The movie could have been Reeves' first big role after The Matrix trilogy.
Tripoli is based on the story of William Eaton, a diplomat from America, who represented President Thomas Jefferson in North Africa. Eaton was responsible for working with an exiled heir to the throne of Tripoli to try and overthrow the corrupt government currently in place during the 1800's.