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Old 03-02-13, 01:05 PM
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American Hustle (2013) D: Russell S: Bale, Cooper, Adams, Lawrence, Renner

Director: David O Russell
Writer: Eric Singer

Cast:
Jennifer Lawrence
Bradley Cooper
Christian Bale
Jeremy Renner
Amy Adams
Louis C.K.

Plot: An FBI sting operation in the 1970s called Abscam leads to the conviction of United States Congressmen.
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Re: Abscam Project (not official) -- D: David O Russell S: Bale, Lawrence, Cooper --

Casting news: Jack Huston (Richard Harrow on Boardwalk Empire) has joined

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Re: Abscam Project (not official) -- D: David O Russell S: Bale, Lawrence, Cooper --

This based on any historical book or documents?
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Re: Abscam Project (not official) -- D: David O Russell S: Bale, Lawrence, Cooper --

EXCLUSIVE: Michael Pena is the latest name to join David O Russell‘s next film, which already stars Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Jennifer Lawrence. The Sony Pictures drama, formerly known as American Bullshit, is inspired by a true story of a notorious financial con artist and his mistress/partner in crime, who were forced to work with an overly ambitious federal agent to turn the tables on other con artists, mobsters and politicians. Russell is working with original scribe Eric Warren Singer on a rewrite, and Sony has set a December 13 release. Pena, whose recent credits include co-starring in David Ayer’s End Of Watch and Gangster Squad, recently completed voice work on DreamWorks Animation’s Turbo due out in July and also just wrapped the Diego Luna-directed Chavez. He is repped by CAA, Management 360 and Rick Genow.
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Re: Abscam Project (not official) -- D: David O Russell S: Bale, Lawrence, Cooper --

Can't believe this hasn't even started filming. They are really cutting it close.
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Re: Abscam Project (not official) -- D: David O Russell S: Bale, Lawrence, Cooper --

Originally Posted by Osiris3657 View Post
Can't believe this hasn't even started filming. They are really cutting it close.
As far as I know they have been?








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Re: Abscam Project (not official) -- D: David O Russell S: Bale, Lawrence, Cooper --

I love Bale's combover.
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Re: Abscam Project (not official) -- D: David O Russell S: Bale, Lawrence, Cooper --

David O. Russell‘s upcoming corruption drama, formerly known as American Bullshit, has a new name. It’s now titled American Hustle. The pic has been getting a lot of buzz because of its killer cast that includes Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Jack Huston. Written by Eric Singer and Russell, American Hustle centers on the ’70s FBI sting operation Abscam that took down a bunch of U.S. congressmen.
If a mod could change the title...
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Re: Abscam Project (not official) -- D: David O Russell S: Bale, Lawrence, Cooper --

God damn Amy Adams looks good.





With back-to-back Oscar-nominated films on his résumé, David O. Russell has cornered the American dream.

Now it's time to hustle.

Following the success of 2010'sThe Fighter and 2012'sSilver Linings Playbook, the director will head back into the heart of awards season with American Hustle (in limited release on Dec. 13, in theaters everywhere Dec. 25), a fictionalized film based on the FBI's Abscam sting operation.

Reunited with members of his Fighter and Silver Linings acting teams, Russell focuses on the intersection of the government and the Mob in the New York area in the late '70 and '80s, applying his textured realism to a world of entrapment, stylish swagger and raw humor.

Christian Bale stars as Irving Rosenfeld, a brilliant Bronx con-man whose specialization in stolen art catches the attention of unhinged FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper). (Those tight curls are "not a perm, just for the record," says Russell, noting Cooper's character emulates a style popularized by '70s professional baseball players.)

DiMaso forces Irving and his British lover/accomplice Sydney (Amy Adams) into a web of New Jersey power brokers and the Mafia. Jennifer Lawrence is on hand as Irving's loose cannon of a Long Island house wife, Rosalyn, who threatens the entire operation. "Everybody gets to do something we've never seen before," says Russell. "That's exciting to me."

New to Russell's orbit is Jeremy Renner as Carmine Polito, a volatile New Jersey mayor keeping his community afloat in the midst of a recession. "That era was very much like our era now," says Russell. "The economy was not in a good place and people had to struggle to figure out how to reinvent themselves."

The real Abscam scandal ended on the national stage, with a U.S. senator and five congressmen convicted of corruption.

The American Hustle team saw a different side of history in April, bearing witness to the Boston Marathon bombings. "We were shooting in an outlying area that day," recalls Russell, who was told to stay indoors along with the cast as production shut down. "Christian Bale's wife was the first one to get through to him (on set). It was very surreal. It was very upsetting."

Russell is editing American Hustle, continuing what he describes as the year's "intense'' momentum (the film was in camera tests even as he walked Oscar's red carpet). But Russell is confident the effort will pay off. Ever since The Fighter, he says, "I feel very clear about what I want to do."
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Re: Abscam Project (not official) -- D: David O Russell S: Bale, Lawrence, Cooper --

Originally Posted by Osiris3657 View Post
Casting news: Jack Huston (Richard Harrow on Boardwalk Empire) has joined

That is exceedingly disturbing. Why does he look like that?
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Re: Abscam Project (not official) -- D: David O Russell S: Bale, Lawrence, Cooper --

Originally Posted by hanshotfirst113 View Post
That is exceedingly disturbing. Why does he look like that?
Not sure if you're serious or not? That's how he looks on Boardwalk Empire, playing Richard Harrow:
Harrow was a sharpshooter in the US Army during World War I. A war injury caused substantial damage to the left side of his face; he lost his eye, most of his cheek bone, the left half of his upper jaw and endured heavy scarring. In order to enter society with the least amount of distress, Harrow covers his scars with a tin plate that was molded to his face and painted to match his skin tone.
This is what he really looks like:

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Re: Abscam Project (not official) -- D: David O Russell S: Bale, Lawrence, Cooper --

Jesus christ....Amy Adams....

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Can a Mod retitle the thread to American Hustle?

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Re: Abscam Project (not official) -- D: David O Russell S: Bale, Lawrence, Cooper --

can't wait for this film!
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Re: Abscam Project (not official) -- D: David O Russell S: Bale, Lawrence, Cooper --

amy adams oscar nom...i'm calling it now.
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Re: Abscam Project (not official) -- D: David O Russell S: Bale, Lawrence, Cooper --

Russell seems to be on a roll now, and doesn't seem to have his same angry-prick issues he had a decade ago.

Good for him.

I guess two disastrous shoots back to back will do that to a man.

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Re: Abscam Project (not official) -- D: David O Russell S: Bale, Lawrence, Cooper --

Glad he's doing these movies instead of the Uncharted film.
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Re: Abscam Project (not official) -- D: David O Russell S: Bale, Lawrence, Cooper --

Looks interesting. Lots of good actors in that cast.

I'm surprised they didn't do :

From Academy Award nominated director David O. Russell

Academy Award winner Christian Slater
Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper
Academy Award nominee Amy Adams
Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner
Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence
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Re: Abscam Project (not official) -- D: David O Russell S: Bale, Lawrence, Cooper --

Originally Posted by inri222 View Post
Looks interesting. Lots of good actors in that cast.

I'm surprised they didn't do :

From Academy Award nominated director David O. Russell

Academy Award winner Christian Slater
Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper
Academy Award nominee Amy Adams
Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner
Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence
I would be stoked if they did that. Christian Slater totally deserved that win for Pump Up the Volume.
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I would be stoked if they did that. Christian Slater totally deserved that win for Pump Up the Volume.
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Re: Abscam Project (not official) -- D: David O Russell S: Bale, Lawrence, Cooper --

Originally Posted by dex14 View Post
Jesus christ....Amy Adams....

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/QhB6o3Dtwjs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Can a Mod retitle the thread to American Hustle?
Mods? Hellooo, anyone home? - crickets...... - hellllloooooooo? Anyone? crickets.

I saw this on another site, came here looking for a thread about AMERICAN HUSTLE and had to really pay attention because this thread doesn't have the official movie title in it... but I digress.

This looks great, and Amy Adams looks fucking stunning, doubt I'd see it in the theater but for sure on Blu Ray.
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Re: Abscam Project (not official) -- D: David O Russell S: Bale, Lawrence, Cooper --

Good trailer, looks like an awards magnet.
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Re: Abscam Project (not official) -- D: David O Russell S: Bale, Lawrence, Cooper --

yeah. Mods should def change the thread title. Only way to really find it is if you are aware of whos in the movie (or directing
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Re: Abscam Project (not official) -- D: David O Russell S: Bale, Lawrence, Cooper --

Looks like they capture the style and look of the period to a perfection. Amy Adams looks all kinds of awesome. Hopefully Russell will help her get an Oscar this time. He's got a good track record with his past two movies (Bale, Leo, and Lawrence), so I hope he makes it four in three.

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