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David O. Russell's Next Film Titled 'American Hustle'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 15, 2013 6:45 PM
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Okay, while we might prefer the original working title "American Bullshit," it probably would've created a marketing nightmare, so the official replacement? Yeah, it's not too shabby at all.

Scott Cooper's 'Out Of The Furnace' With Christian Bale & Casey Affleck Gets Fall Release Date

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 15, 2013 9:04 AM
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One film that has been keeping to itself since shooting last year is "Crazy Heart" director Scott Cooper's sophomore effort, "Out Of The Furnace." But a newly stamped release date will see a lot more coming about the movie, hopefully very soon...

The 5 Best & Most Ridiculous Photos From The Set Of David O. Russell's ABSCAM FBI...Comedy?

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 12, 2013 11:54 AM
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"They're all going to do things we haven't seen them do in this movie, it's going to be very exciting. Jeremy Renner's going to be like you've never seen him. Bradley Cooper’s going to be like you never seen him. Christian Bale's going to be like you've never seen him before,” David O. Russell told us late last year when we spoke to him during “Silver Linings Playbook” press rounds about his currently-filming, still-untitled, based-on-a-true-story FBI ABSCAM drama/dramedy (or maybe full-on comedy?) Russell added, “they're all playing real-life characters from the ‘70s and they're very intense in an insane drama."

Is WB Thinking Of Revisiting 'The Dark Knight' Trilogy? Studio Confirms Christopher Nolan Not Doing 'Justice League'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 11, 2013 3:35 PM
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Hoo boy, just as one rumor is put firmly in the ground, enough room is given for more to crop back up, so take a take a deep breath and get ready to geek out...

Christian Bale Courted To Part The Red Sea As Moses In Ridley Scott's 'Exodus'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 15, 2013 2:05 PM
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With Steven Spielberg leaving "Gods And Kings," the developing Moses movie over at Warner Bros (they're now keen on getting Ang Lee to take over), Fox isn't wasting a minute to try and beat them to the punch. You may have forgotten, but among the many, many, many, many, many, many, many projects Ridley Scott has on his plate is a Moses movie of his own. Apparently, this one is gaining fresh heat thanks to Steve Zaillian's rewrite, and Fox has their eye on a leading man.

David O. Russell Wants Christian Bale To Team With Jennifer Lawrence For 'The Ends Of The Earth'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • March 4, 2013 9:24 AM
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George Clooney aside, it's been a strong trend in David O. Russell's career to secure great performances from actors and then continue to bring them back for further projects. The director's latest instance of such is with the Weinstein-backed romantic drama, “The Ends of the Earth,” reteaming with his “Silver Linings Playbook” actress Jennifer Lawrence, and now another previous collaborator is slated to come onboard.

Rumor: Christopher Nolan In Talks To Oversee 'Justice League,' Christian Bale To Return As Batman

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • March 4, 2013 9:04 AM
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In every interview he did last year -- including our interview with him from December -- Christopher Nolan maintained that his take on Bruce Wayne and Batman was over with “The Dark Knight Rises.” Now, however, Latino Review (via Forbes) is reporting that Warner Bros. -- after possibly scrapping Will Beall’s draft -- is in talks to get the secretive director on board for the future of their superhero slate with a little help from his friends.

Christian Bale & 'Contraband' Director Baltasar Kormakur Planning 'Everest' Movie To Rival Doug Liman/Tom Hardy Project

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 19, 2013 12:00 PM
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Mountains: the new volcanoes. Fifteen years ago, erupting hills of lava formed the basis of dueling studio tentpoles, in the form of "Volcano" and "Dante's Peak," and now a similar showdown is brewing over their more dormant, solid cousins, with the announcement of a second film focusing on the tallest mountain in the world, Mt. Everest. A little while back it was announced that Sony were planning "Everest," with Doug Liman directing and Tom Hardy starring, about George Mallory, the first man to attempt the peak, only to die on the third attempt (spoiler!).

Best Cast Gets Better: Jennifer Lawrence Reunites With David O. Russell & Bradley Cooper For Abscam Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 15, 2013 2:42 PM
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So, what could make a cast with Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, Amy Adams and Louis C.K. even better? How about some Jennifer Lawrence?

Eddie Vedder Writing A New Song & Contributing Tracks To Christian Bale's 'Out Of The Furnace'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 31, 2013 12:27 PM
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Christian Bale and Casey Affleck teaming up for "Out Of The Furnace," the long-awaited sophomore effort from "Crazy Heart" director Scott Cooper, is pretty much all the reason we needed to place it on our Most Anticipated Of 2013 list. But the gritty Rust Belt tale about two brothers who become ensnared in a violent crime ring, now has another texture to add to the drama its cooking up.

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