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Watch: Buy Jennifer Lawrence A Drink In TV Spot For 'American Hustle' With More New Footage

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 19, 2013 3:44 PM
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American Hustle, Jennifer Lawrence
So just how tight has the turnaround been on David O. Russell's "American Hustle"? "David was rewriting the screenplay while promoting 'Silver Linings [Playbook],' which is why he is able to have a film competing in back-to-back years," Megan Ellison told Deadline in one of her first published interviews. "And while really impressive, it definitely put on a lot of pressure; I’ve never seen a filmmaker who could burn the candle from both ends like he did. But everyone did a ton of work to prep the film, and we shot a 178-page script in 42 days." Damn.

New Photos Of 'American Hustle' Featuring Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams & Christian Bale

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 15, 2013 6:20 PM
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It’s a testament to how great of an actor Christian Bale is: the year is almost done, but two of the most anticipated films from what's left of 2013 both star this “The Dark Knight Rises” actor. One of the films, “Out of The Furnace” we’ve seen (read our AFI review here). The other, “American Hustle” is still under wraps (though the first clip from the film arrived earlier today), so let’s start with that one.

Watch: Jennifer Lawrence Gets Things Cooking In First Clip From David O. Russell's 'American Hustle'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 15, 2013 3:10 PM
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While we ponder the horror script that David O. Russell wrote that Eli Roth might direct, the good news is that we've already got a new movie from the filmmaker coming our way. "American Hustle" is one of the hottest tickets left of the year yet to be seen by critics (alongside Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf Of Wall Street") but the curtain is slowly lifting, as we now have our first clip from the film.

Watch: TV Spot For 'American Hustle' Features New Footage Plus Fresh Pics From The Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 12, 2013 4:00 PM
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American Hustle
While it wasn't quite a world premiere, over the weekend, the AFI Film Festival was lucky enough to screen the first six minutes of David O. Russell's forthcoming "American Hustle." And yes, at least from what was shown, this should live up to expectations, with our man on the ground saying, "from what we’ve seen thus far that frothy period will be massively entertaining indeed." And with about a month to go before this hits theaters, Columbia Pictures is finally getting ready to uh, hustle, this flick.

AFI: David O. Russell Talks Immediacy Of Film, Says 'I Heart Huckabees' Is His Least Favorite Movie & More

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • November 11, 2013 1:08 PM
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With his films “The Fighter” and “Silver Linings Playbook” elating audiences the past two years at AFI Fest in Los Angeles on their way to Oscar gold, director David O. Russell is without a doubt in stellar standing with the festival and its many attendees. That consistency to quality—especially in Russell’s recent string of crowd favorites—is why he and a swath of his contemporaries gathered in the Egyptian Theater on Friday night to celebrate the helmer’s work and unique cinematic approach. Amidst a host of technical issues—uncomfortable chairs were swapped, mics cut out—Russell also screened the first six minutes of his new film “American Hustle,” which also had to be restarted due of sound loss. You can read our impressions of the deeply funny, manic footage over here, but first we’ve compiled a few highlights from the director’s wide-ranging, insightful talk.

David O. Russell Screens First Six Intensely Funny Minutes of ‘American Hustle’ During AFI Fest Tribute

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • November 9, 2013 4:24 PM
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Last night in Los Angeles on the first full day of programming for AFI Fest this year, director David O. Russell and his eclectic body of cinematic work was celebrated at the historic Egyptian Theatre, and he also brought the first six minutes of his highly-anticipated new film, “American Hustle.” However, a host of technical issues—including screening the first two minutes almost completely without sound—led the director to grow a little ornery (“We should probably shut it off,” he said, before escaping the stage to settle the problem). But even those couldn’t dismantle the comic energy and early promise that his latest effort sampled.

Fresh Images From 'Out Of The Furnace' Plus New Poster For 'American Hustle'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 1, 2013 1:10 PM
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Out Of The Furnace
It really is beginning to look a lot like Christmas, particularly if you're a fan of Christian Bale. The man has hung up the cape and cowl, but has been staying busier than Bruce Wayne at the Playboy mansion. The actor has two movies coming in December, released within weeks of each other: the gritty midwestern crime drama "Out of the Furnace" and the glitzy, true story inspired con flick "American Hustle." And some fresh looks have arrived for both.

Danny Elfman Scoring 'American Hustle,' Alessandro Nivola Talks David O. Russell's "Spur Of The Moment" Style

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 18, 2013 9:18 AM
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David O. Russell didn't tinker too much with what already worked in establishing the talent for his forthcoming "American Hustle." The picture finds him tag-teaming with "Silver Linings Playbook" and "The Fighter" stars Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Robert De Niro once again and his desire to continue previously satisfying collaborations extends to the score as well. 'Playbook' found Russell working for the first time with Danny Elfman, and once again, he's tasked the composer with the job of tuning up his film.

New Images From 'American Hustle' & 'Out Of The Furnace' Bring Style & Grit

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 17, 2013 12:36 PM
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Any amount of Christian Bale we can get is fine by us, but this fall, we get the special treat of the actor appearing in two films: David O. Russell's "American Hustle" and Scott Cooper's "Out of the Furnace." Both pictures offer up different takes on the twisted and corrupted American Dream, and with both movies on the way in a matter of months, some new pics have dropped.

Watch: New Trailer For David O. Russell's 'American Hustle' Struts Its Stuff

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 9, 2013 6:51 PM
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Without any festival appearance or advance screenings for press, David O. Russell's "American Hustle" remains the biggest, most exciting mystery of the fall movie season. Awards player or chewy piece of entertainment? Maybe it's both?

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