First Official Images from David O. Russell’s AMERICAN HUSTLE Featuring Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, and Amy Adams

     July 29, 2013


As the summer movie season starts winding down, we’re beginning to get a peek at the awards fare that will be hitting theaters over the next few months, and 2013 is looking very, very promising.  One of the more fascinating films heading our way is director David O. Russell’s follow-up to last year’s Silver Linings Playbook, the real-life drama/comedy American Hustle.  The story is based on an  undercover sting operation called “Abscam”, which was set up in the 1980s by a con artist working for the FBI who rooted out corruption in Congress.  Christian Bale plays the con artist, Amy Adams plays his lover/accomplice, Bradley Cooper plays an FBI agent, and Jennifer Lawrence is set as Bale’s “loose cannon of a Long Island house wife.”  Now the first official images from the pic have landed online, giving us a look at the fantastic ensemble’s early 80s get-up.  Hopefully a trailer is headed our way soon.  This is very much one to look forward to, folks.

Hit the jump to check out the images.  The film also stars Jeremy Renner, Robert De Niro, Louis C.K., Michael Pena, and Jack HustonAmerican Hustle opens in limited release on December 13th before going wide on Christmas Day.




Here’s the official synopsis for American Hustle:

A fictional film set in the alluring world of one of the most stunning scandals to rock our nation, American Hustle tells the story of brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale), who along with his equally cunning and seductive British partner Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) is forced to work for a wild FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper).  DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia that’s as dangerous as it is enchanting.  Jeremy Renner is Carmine Polito, the passionate, volatile, New Jersey political operator caught between the con-artists and Feds. Irving’s unpredictable wife Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence) could be the one to pull the thread that brings the entire world crashing down. Like David O. Russell’s previous films, American Hustle defies genre, hinging on raw emotion, and life and death stakes.

  • Brady

    I know it has been said, but this cast is pretty much as good as it gets these days when it comes to ensemble…is this the year O. Russell gets the statue?

    • Bobby

      Christian Bale & Amy Adams are the only actors worth their salt

      Everyone is either overhyped, burned out or just starting really. Plus the whole film is just going to make the main characters wife look like a nutty bitch even though she wasn’t.

      The Wolf of Wall Street, Twelve Years a Slave and The Monuments Men have far superior casts

      • -

        The only one of those films that has a better cast is 12 Years a Slave. And since when does overhyped mean bad? I think Leonardo DiCaprio is overhyped, that doesn’t mean he isn’t good.

      • sammy

        It’s means overhyped yes not bad, can you not read sunshine?

      • Liderc

        How is Cooper overhyped? He’s proven himself in multiple films now, I wouldn’t even say he’s hyped at all, which makes him just a solid actor.

        Renner is solid too, everyone just can’t get that ridiculous Legolas-character that he played in Avengers out of their minds.

        He’s done some great work, if you’ve ever seen Dahmer, where he played serial killer Jeffery Dahmer, you’d be blown away.

      • Nerdgasm

        Dahmer is not a good movie. I love Renner…pick something else

      • Ben Affleck

        The Town

  • Faptain America

    The Fighter + Silver Linings Playbook + Renner + C.K., nice.
    Needs more Daniel Day-Lewis, haha. Kidding, kidding.

  • God’s Diamond

    I remember hearing about abscam in donnie brascoe.

  • Bob

    That cast is nuts….like amazing….
    Here’s my early prediction list for Best Picture nominees(just predictions cause its still way to early to say anything with real confidence) in case anyone is wondering…there could be one, or two more films nominated but these are the ones I feel most sure about.
    The Wolf of Wall Street
    Twelve Years a Slave
    The Monuments Men
    American Hustle
    Inside Llewyn Davis
    Fruitvale Station
    August: Osage County
    Dallas Buyers Club

  • Jan

    Sideboob. That is all.

    • zac


    • Liderc

      No kidding, Amy lookin’ good. When she’s in shape, she is smokin hot.

  • Strong Enough

    its not a comedy though.

  • sense11

    Amy Adams makes me happy

  • Dop

    Bradley Cooper looks like he is auditioning for the lead part in a remake of Soul Man

  • Ding Dong

    HATE the hairstyles and Fat Bale. Other then that, He seems to have lost weight for Out of the Furnace, and the cast and story look excellent!

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