Jennifer Lawrence to Reunite with Bradley Cooper and Director David O. Russell in Untitled Abscam Film

     February 15, 2013


Jennifer Lawrence has a solid shot at winning the Best Actress Oscar later this month for her work in Silver Linings Playbook, and it looks like she’ll be reteaming with a couple of SLP vets sooner rather than later.  Deadline reports that Lawrence is set to join the already impressive cast for director David O. Russell’s next film, formerly titled American Bullshit.  The pic is based on a real-life 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.  Bradley Cooper and Christian Bale are set in the lead roles, and now Lawrence is poised to star as Bale’s wife.

Lawrence and Cooper actually already have another film together in the can, as the period thriller Serena will be released later this year.  Production on Russell’s Abscam film is set to begin this month with Jeremy Renner, Amy Adams, and Louis C.K. rounding out the cast.  Lawrence will then move on to filming the sequel X-Men: Days of Future Past, which will open in 2014.

Around The Web

Latest News


Surprise! It's actually a lot of fun.

Director Gil Kenan Talks POLTERGEIST, Deleted Scenes, and Blu-ray Extended Cut

Plus what did Woody Allen teach him about editing, what he learned from the test screenings, and how he shot an alternate ending that didn’t work.

SICARIO: Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro Recruit Emily Blunt in First Clip

Denis Villeneuve's latest collaboration with Roger Deakins looks surprisingly austere.

Lionsgate’s THE ODYSSEY Adaptation Will Be At Least Two Movies

'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' and 'Mockingjay' director Francis Lawrence is at the helm.

Amy Schumer to Co-Write, Star in Mother-Daughter Comedy for Fox

Paul Feig will produce the new feature, which is described as an action-comedy in the vein of 'The Heat'.

First ARMS & THE DUDES Pictures Reveal a Very Serious Miles Teller and Jonah Hill

The duo star in the real-life crime drama for 'The Hangover' and 'Due Date' director Todd Phillips.

Thursday TV Ratings: Red Nose Day Launches Soft, WAYWARD PINES Makes Gains

The night was dark and full of reruns, but it allowed for Fox's 'Wayward Pines' to make some gains as the only new scripted series on broadcast.

New CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR Set Photos Reveal Paul Rudd, Robert Downey Jr.

Half the MCU has assembled in Atlanta.

NOW YOU SEE ME 3 Heads into Development; Lionsgate Sees Magical Franchise

The studio wants to see more tricks.

New FANTASTIC FOUR Footage Breaks Down the Heroes’ Superpowers

The TV spot goes into incredible powers like invisibility, super-strength, and buying movie tickets.

Page 1 of 3,96112345...102030...Last »