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

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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.

David O. Russell’s Next Film Gets New Title: AMERICAN HUSTLE

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Director David O. Russell’s follow-up to last year’s crowdpleasing awards contender Silver Linings Playbook now has a title.  Previously referred to as American Bullshit, the pic is now titled American Hustle per Box Office Mojo.  The story 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.  The film boasts an incredible ensemble cast that includes a number of Russell regulars like Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, and Robert De Niro as well as some exciting Russell newcomers like Jeremy Renner, Louis C.K., Michael Pena, and Jack Huston.

Russell is currently in the middle of production on American Hustle in the New York City area, and we’ve already seen a number of wildly entertaining set photos of the cast done up in their 80s garb.  The film opens in limited release on December 13th before going wide on Christmas Day, and it’s safe to assume that American Hustle will be a serious player in this year’s awards race.

Dermot Mulroney in CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR; Jack Huston Joins David O. Russell’s Untitled Abscam Movie; Wilson and Heigl to Star in NORTH OF HELL

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Today’s casting updates include:

  • Dermot Mulroney (My Best Friend’s Wedding) joins Nick Jonas, of Jonas Brothers fame, and Isabel Lucas (Immortals) in Careful What You Wish ForElizabeth Allen (Aquamarine) will be directing from a script by Chris Frisina and Gregg Hurwitz.
  • Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire) has been added to the already stellar cast of David O. Russell’s untitled Abscam movie.  The rest of the cast includes Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Jeremy Renner, and Louis CK.
  • Katherine Heigl and Patrick Wilson are set to headline the dark comedy North of Hell. Anthony Burns (Skateland) will be writing and directing.

Hit the jump for more on each casting.

First Look at Christian Bale and Amy Adams in David O. Russell’s Untitled “Abscam” Movie

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Filming is currently underway on David O. Russell‘s untitled “Abscam” movie (formerly titled “American Bullshit“).  The story 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.  The first set photos have leaked online, and you can see the period clothing.  It’s either that or Christian Bale‘s character just won the Masters.

Hit the jump to check out the set photos.  The film also stars Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, Elisabeth Rohm, Alessandro Nivola, and Louis CK.  The untitled “Abscam” movie opens in limited release on December 13th and goes wide on Christmas Day.

Sony Sets Christmas Release Date for David O. Russell’s ABSCAM Film Starring Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, and Jennifer Lawrence

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Sony Pictures has given Silver Linings Playbook director David O. Russell’s next film a prime awards season release date later this year.  The untitled project (formerly known as American Bullshit) will hit theaters in limited release on December 13th before going wide on Christmas Day.  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.

The cast reads like a “Best Of” from Russell’s filmography, as Bradley Cooper and Christian Bale are set in the leads with Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence, Louis C.K., Jeremy Renner, and Alessandro Nivola (Face/Off) rounding out the ensemble.  Hit the jump for more.

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

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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.

Louis C.K. Joins Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper in David O. Russell’s Next Film

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Director David O. Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook picked up a number of Academy Award nominations the other day (including Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay for Russell), and now the filmmaker has nabbed a pretty great actor for his next film. THR reports that Louis C.K. is in talks to join the cast of Russell’s next project, formerly titled American Bullshit.  The pic is based on a real-life undercover sting operation set up in the 1980s by a con artist working for the FBI who rooted out corruption in Congress.

C.K. is a welcome addition to an already stacked cast that includes Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, and Amy Adams.  Details regarding the comedian’s character are under wraps, but it’s said to be a key role.  Filming begins next month.  C.K. previously announced that his excellent FX series Louie won’t return until 2014, and he appears to be making good use of his hiatus.  He most recently wrapped a role in Woody Allen’s upcoming film Blue Jasmine.

David O. Russell Firms Up Cast for Next Film with Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, and Amy Adams

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While The Fighter director David O. Russell’s latest feature Silver Linings Playbook heads into awards season as an early frontrunner, the filmmaker is currently busy firming things up for his next feature.  Previously referred to as American Bullshit, the film is based on a real-life undercover sting operation set up in the 1980s by a con artist working for the FBI who rooted out corruption in Congress.  There’s been a bit of confusion regarding who’s playing what role, with Jeremy Renner recently reported as replacing Christian Bale in the film, but today the producers have announced that Renner, Bale, Bradley Cooper, and Amy Adams will all be starring in the pic.

Hit the jump for the details regarding which characters the actors will be playing.

Amy Adams Joins Jeremy Renner in David. O Russell’s Next Film, Formerly Titled AMERICAN BULLSHIT

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Just yesterday we learned that Jeremy Renner had entered negotiations to replace Christian Bale in director David O. Russell’s next project, and now it looks like Russell has nabbed his The Fighter actress Amy Adams to star as the female lead.  The currently untitled pic, formerly referred to as American Bullshit, is based on a real-life undercover sting operation set up in the 1980s by a con artist working for the FBI who rooted out corruption in Congress.  Bradley Cooper is in talks to play the con artist, Mel Weinberg, while Renner would play Jimmy Boyle, the FBI agent who busts Weinberg then partners with him on the sting.

Per Variety, Adams will be playing Cooper’s partner and mistress.  The actress previously worked with Russell on 2010’s The Fighter, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award. Production on the untitled drama is scheduled to begin in February, and this stranger-than-fiction story sounds like a swell fit for Russell’s offbeat style.  Adams will be seen later this year in The Master and Trouble with the Curve.

Jeremy Renner in Talks to Replace Christian Bale in David O. Russell’s AMERICAN BULLSHIT

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A casting change is being made on director David O. Russell’s (The Fighter) next film.  Russell has been lining up the real-life story previously known as American Bullshit for his next project with Christian Bale in the lead, but Variety now reports that Jeremy Renner is in talks to take over that role.  Written by Eric Warren Singer, the stranger than fiction story is based on a real-life undercover sting operation set up in the 1980s by a con artist working for the FBI who rooted out corruption in Congress.  Bradley Cooper is in talks to play the con artist, Mel Weinberg, while Renner would play Jimmy Boyle, the FBI agent who busts Weinberg then partners with him on the sting.

Russell’s drama adaptation The Silver Linings Playbook, also starring Cooper, opens later this year, and he’s poised to start production on American Bullshit next February.  No word on why Bale dropped out, but he’s currently busy filming two Terrence Malick projects back-to-back.

Christian Bale to Star in Director David O. Russell’s AMERICAN BULLSHIT; Bradley Cooper in Talks to Join

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After wrapping a little-publicized movie called The Dark Knight Rises, Christian Bale will reunite with The Fighter-director, David O. Russell for American Bullshit.  We previously reported that Russell was set to direct the picture, but this is the first we’ve heard of Bale being attached.  If that wasn’t enough, Bradley Cooper is also reportedly in talks to star.  A drama scripted by Eric Warren Singer (The International), American Bullshit (which more-than-likely won’t clear the MPAA with that title intact) is about the 1970s FBI sting known as “Abscam” that brought down a number of U.S. Congressmen.  Details are in short order as to who Bale and Cooper would play, but what is clear is who will be financing the film.  Hit the jump to find out more on American Bullshit.

David O. Russell Attached to Direct AMERICAN BULLSHIT

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As The Fighter director David O. Russell puts the finishing touches on his next film, The Silver Linings Playbook, it appears he’s looking for his next project. Variety reports that Russell is now attached to direct the Black List script American Bullshit for Sony Pictures and Atlas Entertainment. Written by Eric Warren Singer, the stranger than fiction story is based on a real-life undercover sting operation set up in the 1980s by a con artist working for the FBI who rooted out corruption in Congress. Ben Affleck was previously considering the project before he signed on to next tackle The Stand, but I think Russell is a suitable replacement. He definitely knows how to do strange (I Heart Huckabees) and I imagine he won’t be taking a straight-forward procedural approach to the material. Hit the jump for more on the crazy story.

Ben Affleck Considers Black List Script AMERICAN BULLSHIT for His Next Directing Gig

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Eric Warren Singer (The International) bullshitted his way onto the 2010 Black List.  And by that I mean his script American Bullshit earned 30 votes, good enough to be considered Hollywood’s eighth best unproduced screenplay.  At the time Sony Pictures had already optioned the film, whose days of un-production may be numbered.

Ben Affleck is considering American Bullshit for his directorial follow-up to The Town.  Singer’s script tells “the true story of the FBI’s 1980 undercover sting operation of Congress, dubbed Abscam, which was designed to root out corruption and was the brainchild of a con man.”  Hit the jump for more on Abscam, plus which other projects Affleck is considering.

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