David O. Russell’s follow up to the truly excellent Silver Linings Playbook, has just dropped its first trailer. The directors epic new crime flick, American Hustle, is due for release in US cinemas on Christmas Day, and on Boxing Day here in the UK, and man it looks terrific.
Boasting a jaw dropping cast of brilliant actors, the crime saga looks authentic, cool and utterly engrossing, with a killer soundtrack.
David O. Russell directs from a script co-written by himself and Eric Singer. The cast includes Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Christian Bale, Jeremy Renner, Louis C.K., Michael Pena, Robert De Niro and Jack Jones.
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.