Just one year after writer/director David O. Russell gave us the acclaimed, multiple-Oscar-nominated Silver Linings Playbook, it seems as though he’s done it again with his new, star-studded crime drama American Hustle.
Back with Russell are Playbook actors Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence (fresh off her Best Actress Oscar win). Also reuniting with Russell are his The Fighter co-stars Christian Bale and Amy Adams. And you can add Jeremy Renner to the cast as well. So you have two past Oscar winners and three Oscar nominees, all being directed by the Oscar-nominated Russell. On paper, American Hustle couldn’t scream “awesome” more –and the newly introduced trailer only illustrates it all the more. Russell looks like he has the atmosphere for the era down nicely (featuring Led Zeppelin’s “Good Times Bad Times” to boot!), and his actors are looking to be oozing tons of raw emotion, which suggests everyone is bringing his or her A-game to this project.
American Hustle looks like it’s going to be a must watch and I look forward to checking it out!
The film is not yet rated and is scheduled for U.S. release in December.
About American Hustle:
The film tells the story of a con artist and his partner in crime, who were forced to work with a federal agent to turn the tables on other cons, mobsters and political figures – specifically, the unstable mayor of impoverished Camden, New Jersey.