First Stills from David O. Russell’s American Hustle

The first few stills have been released from David O. Russell’s follow-up to Silver Linings Playbook. The stills below are from American Hustle, formally known as Abscam, a drama-comedy based on a true story. It’s a fictionalized account of the 1970’s FBI sting operation, Abscam.

American Hustle tells the true story of a sting operation that took place in the 1970s and early 80s led by an FBI agent (Cooper) who teams with the world’s best con man (Bale) in order to shine a light on corruption in Congress. Jeremy Renner will play a state assembly leader, Adams will play Maxine “Max” Gardner, the mistress and co-conspirator of Bale’s character, and Lawrence will play Bale’s wife.

Sounds like it has a lot going for it. It will most likely be up for a few nods come next year’s Academy Awards.

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The film also stars Robert De Niro, Louis C.K., Michael Pena, and Jack Huston.

The movie has one hell of a line-up. O. Russell must be gathering willing stars after his past two films, Silver Linings Playbook and The Fighter, earned many of the starring actors Oscar nominations; with Christian Bale, Melissa Leo and Jennifer Lawrence all taking home Academy Awards.

In the States, American Hustle opens in limited release on December 13th before going wide on Christmas Day.

Stills: USA Today

This is one hell of a line-up. O. Russell must be gathering willing stars after his past two films, Silver Linings Playbook and The Fighter, earned many of the starring actors Oscar nominations with Christian Bale, Melissa Leo and Jennifer Lawrence all taking home Academy Awards.

Abscam tells the true story of a sting operation that took place in the 1970s and early 80s led by an FBI agent (Cooper) who teams with the world’s best con man (Bale) in order to shine a light on corruption in Congress. Jeremy Renner will play a state assembly leader, Adams will play Maxine “Max” Gardner, the mistress and co-conspirator of Bale’s character, and Lawrence will play Bale’s wife. Sounds like it has a lot going for it. It will most likely be up for a few nods come next year’s Academy Awards.

– See more at: https://screenrealm.com/david-o-russells-abscam-has-an-amazing-cast/#sthash.WTrIy3Ig.dpuf

This is one hell of a line-up. O. Russell must be gathering willing stars after his past two films, Silver Linings Playbook and The Fighter, earned many of the starring actors Oscar nominations with Christian Bale, Melissa Leo and Jennifer Lawrence all taking home Academy Awards.

Abscam tells the true story of a sting operation that took place in the 1970s and early 80s led by an FBI agent (Cooper) who teams with the world’s best con man (Bale) in order to shine a light on corruption in Congress. Jeremy Renner will play a state assembly leader, Adams will play Maxine “Max” Gardner, the mistress and co-conspirator of Bale’s character, and Lawrence will play Bale’s wife. Sounds like it has a lot going for it. It will most likely be up for a few nods come next year’s Academy Awards.

– See more at: https://screenrealm.com/david-o-russells-abscam-has-an-amazing-cast/#sthash.WTrIy3Ig.dpuf