First Official Images From David O. Russell’s ‘American Hustle’

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Bad haircuts galore! Although the haircuts displayed in the first couple images from David O. Russell’s new film American Hustle suggests it’s going to be a comedy, but it’s in fact a drama. I’m not bashing the film by any means but hairstyles from the 1970s are humorous. In all seriousness, the film features an incredible cast ensemble that includes Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Louis C.K., Alessandro Nivola, Jack Huston, Michael Pena, and Robert De Niro.

The story centers on an undercover sting operation known as Abscam, which was set up by a con artist (Bale) working for the FBI along with his mistress and partner in crime (Adams) to bring down a series of corrupt public officials. Bradley Cooper plays an out of control FBI agent who is forced to work with the con artists and Jennifer Lawrence plays Bale’s wife.

In an interview with USA Today, director David O. Russell says we’re going to see sides of the cast we’ve never seen before. “Everybody gets to do something we’ve never seen before,” he said. “That’s exciting to me.” This film has all of the ingredients that’ll make this quite the treat.

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American Hustle opens in limited theaters on December 13th and expands nationwide on December 25th. I’m sure we’ll be reading about this a lot more during Oscar season.

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