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

by Kevin Jagernauth
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.

Box Office Mojo has revealed that David O. Russell's next film will now be called "American Hustle," a much easier title for the folks at Sony/Columbia Pictures to work with. And what else can we tell you? The movie is one we're really looking forward to, and it has spawned the best set photos of the year so far. The cast is ace --  Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, Amy Adams, Louis C.K., Jennifer LawrenceAlessandro NivolaElisabeth Rohm, Dawn OlivieriJack Huston, Michael Pena and Robert De Niro -- and the based-on-a-true-story tale is ripe for both comedy and drama, right in Russell's particular wheelhouse.

The movie follows a financial con artist (Bale) and his mistress/partner in crime (Adams) who are 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.

That's all for now. "American Hustle" (so good to finally have a name) opens in limited release on December 13th and goes wide on Christmas Day. 

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  • cole | April 19, 2013 8:23 AMReply

    I cannot wait to see the movie. I like the pictures... they are funny yest at the same time there's this "awesome" feeling everytime I see them...

    Too bad we have to wait until the end of the year to see this

  • PirateQueen | April 16, 2013 7:45 AMReply

    Can't believe we actually dressed like that and had hairstyles like that in the 70's. SMH
    Few words misspelled but otherwise a good little piece. Two words for you for the next piece , Kevin Jagernauth , SPELL CHECK .

  • patchthehavoc | April 15, 2013 10:27 PMReply

    I'm going to try and not crack up over all the hair when I see this. I'm going to try really, really hard.

  • Ted | April 15, 2013 10:23 PMReply

    American Hairstyle.

  • Webster Skyhorse | April 15, 2013 7:38 PMReply

    Feels off having the mistress role being played by Adams and the wife role being played by Lawrence.

  • oogle monster (soon to be retitled Mr. Gatsby) | April 15, 2013 8:19 PM

    Except Adams will KILL it.

  • mm | April 15, 2013 7:11 PMReply O'Russell, Weinstein, and LAWRENCE...

  • Juvenile Cinephile | April 16, 2013 11:04 AM

    You mean Megan Ellison and David O. Russell? Also from the sounds of it Lawrence's role in the movie is supporting and Adams is the leading lady.

  • guest | April 16, 2013 10:57 AM

    Weinstein has nothing to with this, and Lawrence isn't a main character, you idiot.

  • The Seeker | April 15, 2013 8:50 PM

    It's Sony distribuiting and Annapurna producing, not Weinstein

  • BEF | April 15, 2013 7:09 PMReply

    I owe The Playlist donuts.

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