For his next movie, acclaimed director David O. Russell decide to bring together one more time the star casts of his two previous movies, “The Fighter” and “Silver Linings Playbook,” to make a trip back to the early 80s, complete with art scams and lots of bad hair.
In it, theÂ Silver Linings PlaybookÂ duo of Hollywood favourites will join an castÂ that includes such well-known actors as Christian Bale, Jeremy Renner, Amy Adams, Robert De Niro and Louis C.K. The movie trailer was unveiled to public on Wednesday, afterÂ debutingÂ on ABC’sÂ Good Morning America.
“The trailer doesnâ€™t reveal much of the movieâ€™s full narrative, but does do a great job showing off a huge cast of characters bedecked in period-appropriate costume. It also smoothly establishes the apparently raucous tone of the film, displaying a crew of criminals both entranced with their crazed lifestyle and menaced by it,” Kyle Hembree of Screen Rant writes.
The new movie will tell usÂ the 1970s-era story of con artists “forced to work with a federal agent to turn the tables on other cons, mobsters and politicians,”Â according to the Internet Movie Database.
Bale and the ‘Hangover’ star perfom roles of two men at the very heart of the scam, the former as a con man, who with his lover, played by Adams, works with the FBI agent played by Cooper, reports Mashable.
In reteaming with her “Silver Linings Playbook” director, the ‘Hunger Games’ actress looks like she will be getting another shot at a meaty role.
Now Lawrence is performing a part of Rosalyn Rosenfeld, the wife of Christian Bale’s characher, who was described in a recentÂ USA TodayÂ article as a “loose cannon of a Long Island house wife… who threatens the entire operation.”
RussellÂ toldÂ Good Morning AmericaÂ that he was excited to bring together an all-star cast for his new movie.
“Everybody is playing someone they’ve never played before,” he said. “You’ve never seen these people like this.”
He comfirmed: “Christian BaleÂ is playing this kind of a New Yorker, a guy from the Bronx, a big softie who’s got killer instincts as a business man. Amy is playing a vixen who is really cunning and crafty and is smarter than her partner in many respects.”
The movie director also began the zeitgeist push with his new picture by drawing a line between the current economy and his story of people doing what they can to survive.
“That era was very much like our era now,” Russell told reporters. “The economy was not in a good place and people had to struggle to figure out how to reinvent themselves.”
“America’s always about reinvention,” he said. “The theme is about how much we have to con other people to sign in our own jobs, to talk ourselves into jobs or relationships that we don’t necessarily believe in.”
American Hustle by David O. Russell is scheduled to hit theatres in U.S. on December 25 before hopping across the pond to launch here on Boxing Day