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?
That's right, the Oscar-nominated actress has reteamed with David O. Russell, her "Silver Linings Playbook" director, for his untitled Abscam movie, aka "American Bullshit." Penned by Eric Singer, the film will tell the true story of a famed financial con artist (Bale) and his mistress/partner in crime (Adams) who were forced to work with an out of control federal agent (Cooper) to turn the tables on other con artists, mobsters and politicians. At the epicenter of the entire tale is the passionate and volatile leader of the New Jersey state assembly (Renner), who is also the local hero and mayor of impoverished Camden. Lawrence will play Bale's wife (faints), and while there's still no word yet on C.K.'s part, it's said to be a "key role."
This will mark Lawrence's third film with Cooper (including Susanne Bier's forthcoming "Serena"), so clearly they have a good thing going as well. Lensing kicks off next month, and we won't be surprised if this one races in under the wire to get into contention for next year's Oscars. Because, hot damn, that cast. [Deadline]