The trailer for arguably one of the biggest films of the 2013 awards season has been released. David O. Russell’s period piece American Hustle features an All-Star cast, including Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Jennifer Lawrence. What we see in this initial trailer is mostly just a flavor of the story. As far as plot, not much is revealed. What we do know is that the film is based on true life historical scandal.
Of course like all of David O. Russell’s films the emphasis will be on character. And I can’t think of a better ensemble of actors to explore these seemingly grounded and complex characters.
American Hustle stars Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Jeremy Renner, Michael Pena and Robert De Niro. The film is written and directed by David O. Russell. American Hustle is scheduled for release December 25, 2013.
A fictional film set in the alluring world of one of the most stunning scandals to rock our nation, American Hustle tells the story of brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale), who along with his equally cunning and seductive British partner Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) is forced to work for a wild FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper). DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia that’s as dangerous as it is enchanting. Jeremy Renner is Carmine Polito, the passionate, volatile, New Jersey political operator caught between the con-artists and Feds. Irving’s unpredictable wife Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence) could be the one to pull the thread that brings the entire world crashing down. Like David O. Russell’s previous films, American Hustle defies genre, hinging on raw emotion, and life and death stakes.