David O. Russell Wants To Make A Musical With Amy Adams Plus ‘American Hustle’ Clip & Full Soundtrack Details

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by Charlie Schmidlin
December 10, 2013 10:36 AM
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After tantalizing glimpses of David O. Russell's “American Hustle” through its trailer and six-minute preview at AFI Fest, the end result has screened for critics and indeed it seems another mostly solid hit for the “Silver Linings Playbook” director. Alongside its major NYFCC awards win, our review deemed the film “decidedly more admirable than affecting,” but with a limited release starting this week, Sony is pushing for spreading the word even more, showcasing a brand new clip and the reveal of the soundtrack along with the prospect of future projects from Russell.

The “I Heart Huckabees” director has always prized re-introducing actors to the public through unconventional roles, and “American Hustle” is no different. Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, and Amy Adams all turn in wildly different performances in the loose retelling of the ABSCAM scandal, but in a recent NY Times profile on Adams, Russell hinted at a new role for the “Her” actress specifically. “I have a musical idea for her that I would like to discuss with her,” he said, reportedly striking upon the notion after seeing her singing and dancing skills briefly on 'Hustle.' Adding why Adams would be perfect for the part, Russell explained, “Appetite has a lot to do with it. And she has an enormous appetite. It’s almost athletic. She rises to the challenge.”

Next, Adams will go the tentpole route with “Batman vs. Superman," but she also expressed adoration for Jessica Chastain and hopes to work with the “Tree of Life” actress very soon. “I want to find something where we can play sisters,” she told the paper. “We can do a chain thing: You write one scene, I’ll write another, and we’ll send it back and forth while I’m doing ‘Superman.’ ”

But until all that happens (or not), let's circle back to "American Hustle." Another clip from the movie has arrived focused on Bradley Cooper's scheming FBI agent and Amy Adams' con-woman, and the official soundtrack is out on iTunes today (via Broadway World), spanning 15 tracks including a new cut from Jeff Lynne (via AV Club). Full details below, and you can start hustling in theaters this Friday.

 
American Hustle - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

1. Jeep's Blues | Duke Ellington
2. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road | Elton John
3. White Rabbit | Mayssa Karaa
4. 10538 Overture | Electric Light Orchestra
5. Live And Let Die | Wings
6. How Can You Mend A Broken Heart | Bee Gees
7. I Feel Love | Donna Summer
8. Don't Leave Me This Way | Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes
9. Delilah | Tom Jones
10. I've Got Your Number | Jack Jones
11. Long Black Road | Electric Light Orchestra
12. A Horse With No Name | America
13. Stream Of Stars | Jeff Lynne
14. Live To Live | Chris Stills
15. Irving Montage | Danny Elfman

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3 Comments

  • oogle monster | December 10, 2013 2:47 PMReply

    I love Amy Adams... she can do it all. Why isn't this woman getting the same kind of attention JLaw or boring Natalie Portman receive?

  • cary | December 11, 2013 3:32 AM

    I think she's getting enough attention for her role in Hustle. Just sad that all they talk about is girl-on-girl kiss with J-Law or how much she showed her skin in the movie.

  • caro | December 10, 2013 11:42 AMReply

    if they do a musical together,we are sure that Bale won't be in it

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