For American Hustle, Director David O. Russell is calling on a few familiar faces from his two previous films Silver Linings Playbook (Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence) and The Fighter (Christian Bale, Amy Adams) for a new movie depicting the events that occurred during the FBI’s infamous ABSCAM sting from the 70’s.
A fictional film set in the seductive world of one of the most stunning scandals to rock our nation, American Hustle tells the story of brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale), who along with his equally cunning British partner and lover Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) is forced to work for a wild unhinged FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper). DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia that’s as dangerous as it is enchanting. Renner is Carmen Polito, the passionate, volatile, New Jersey political operator caught between the con-artists and Feds. Irving’s unpredictable wife Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence) could be the one to pull the thread that brings the entire world crashing down.
Jeremy Renner, Robert DeNiro and Louis C.K. will also make on-screen appearances on American Hustle; which lands in theaters on Christmas Day.