David O. Russell’s Abscam Film Officially Titled ‘American Hustle’

Considering the pace in which it was sent into production and set for a December 13, 2013 release date, American Hustle seems like an apt title for director David O. Russell‘s new film, which, to this point, was previously known as the “Untitled David O. Russell Project” or by its original title, American Bullshit.

With a script from Eric Singer, the film is based on the true story of a notorious financial con artist (Christian Bale) and his mistress/partner in crime (Amy Adams), who were forced to work with an out of control federal agent (Bradley Cooper) to turn the tables on other con artists, mobsters, and politicians. At the epicenter of the entire tale, is the passionate and volatile leader of the New Jersey state assembly (Jeremy Renner) who is also the local hero and mayor of impoverished Camden.

Jennifer LawrenceAlessandro NivolaElisabeth RöhmKate BeckinsaleJack HustonMichael Peña and Louis C.K. co-star in the film, which has been thought of as a major Oscar contender pretty much as soon as it was announced. I’ve got it plastered all over my early Oscar predictions and beyond that it sounds like it could be one hell of a movie.

Oh, and the pictures from the set have been quite intriguing as well.


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